How To Write A Conclusion Effectively
I can’t tell you how many times I get approached by my students who feel that they just don’t know how to write a conclusion.
I truly understand why many find it difficult. At this point in your paper, it may feel that you have nothing left to say. After all, you probably have already written pages of information. So, what left is there to say? Well, sorry to say, but there is still some important information you must include in your conclusion.
Although some may find that conclusions are hard to write, it is what readers will remember the most. It is your last chance to “wow” them. Thus, it’s important to know how to write a conclusion well. And, if you write a good one, it can leave a really great lasting impression on your readers.
The concluding paragraph sums up everything you have previously stated in the body paragraphs of your essay.
It almost mirrors your introduction in the sense that it reemphasizes your thesis.
Keep in mind that it does not repeat your thesis word for word.
Click here to check that you know how to write a thesis.
Below are some tips on how to write a conclusion effectively:
EXAMPLE: As you can see, the problem of smoking on our campus can be very detrimental to students, but the lack of online classes is an even worse problem.
In this example, the writer made it seem that their topic "smoking on campus" is not as important as "online classes". By introducing the new idea of online classes, the writer is showing that the idea they have worked so hard to develop is not as important. This only creates contradiction in yourself as a writer and confusion for your readers. Never introduce a new idea.
The tips listed above should give you a good idea on how to write a conclusion. When you are finally done writing your conclusion, go back and read your introduction. Does your introduction truly introduce the ideas that you are concluding in your conclusion? If not, you may need to edit or rewrite your introduction. Click here to see great ways on how to write an introduction effectively. If you are still struggling on how to write a conclusion or with any aspect of your paper, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you.
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