Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 1166
A conclusion is your opportunity to give closure to a paper for your reader. To write a strong conclusion, include the following:
- A brief repetition/summary of the most important ideas of your paper.
- An explanation of how the main points work together.
- A reiteration of the paper’s thesis and how it was fulfilled.
- An acknowledgement of the topic’s overall significance.
- A final thought that will give the reader closure.
A few other tips:
- Do not introduce new ideas or points in your conclusion.
- Try to use fresh language in your conclusion, meaning you do not repeat sentences from the introduction or body of your paper.
- See other tips to create a strong conclusion.
- View the recorded webinar "Beginnings and Endings" for further discussion of conclusions.
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