How to write a conclusion

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In an essay, research paper, or article, the conclusion is the final piece of writing that concludes the whole work.

For many people, this part is the most challenging aspect of writing an essay. How do you leave the reader satisfied with your essay when highlighting the importance of your findings? Let’s find out.

The conclusion paragraph should:

Step 1: Conclusion examples

If technology continues to grow into the field of how society gets information, it will become clear that social media networks wield too much power over public opinion. Restatement: The first sentence returns us to the main argument of the essay. A significant percentage of respondents said in a study that they get their daily news from social media platforms. Also, the filtration algorithms on social media suggest that private companies expand the audience for their ideas while filtering out opposing viewpoints. Recap: Instead of simply summarizing each paragraph, these sentences connect the dots between them, demonstrating how they work together to support the thesis statement. If we respect free and accurate reporting, we must take steps to control digital media in order to protect press freedom. Implications: The final sentence expands on the subject, moving beyond the essay’s specific thesis statement to demonstrate the argument’s larger implications.

Although it might seem that replacing libraries with digital alternatives is a basic option, it will allow people to waste much more time staring at computer devices despite all the problems they cause. That would also put an end to all of the advantages of libraries for which people have come to depend. Summary: The conclusion begins with a restatement of the thesis statement and the main arguments of the essay. Libraries are such an integral part of the cultural network in many ways that a digital object can never replace them.Emphasis: The last sentence of the conclusion emphasizes the importance of the essay and the arguments and strenghtens the points.

The Lord of the Rings is basically a tale about the fight between good and evil. The atmosphere aids in the novel’s personification of the characters’ problems. Summary: The conclusion begins with a quick rundown of the points made in the essay. The characters go through the challenges with us, sharing their fears and triumphs. Together, they provide an outstanding depiction of external and internal conflicts that achieves an almost unlikely outcome. Analysis: The analysis that was made is stressed, demonstrating how the essay contributes a fresh insight. This personal feeling and the complexity of the plot make The Lord of the Rings one of the most read novels in history. Significance:The conclusion ends by emphasizing the significance of the subject literary work and making a general comment.

Step 2: Go back to your thesis statement

You start by reaffirming your thesis statement before writing your conclusion and finish your essay with a catchy sentence.

If technology continues to grow into the field of how society gets information, it will become clear that social media networks wield too much power over public opinion.

Step 3: Do a recap of your main points

After that, remind the reader of the main points you used to justify your position. Since academic essays and research papers can be lengthy, a concise overview of all the supporting points should be included in your conclusion to keep the reader up to date.

In a study, a significant percentage of respondents said they get their daily news from social media platforms. Also, the filtration algorithms on social media suggest that private companies expand the audience for their ideas while filtering out opposing viewpoints.

Step 4: Make larger implications

Zoom out to a broader perspective of the subject and consider the consequences of your point as you write your conclusion. Consider these questions:

If we respect free and accurate reporting, we must take steps to control digital media in order to protect press freedom.

Things to do when writing a conclusion

Your thesis statement should be summarized in your topic sentence.

Your final sentence should give the reader a feeling of completion. Your last sentence is your ultimate word on the topic; it is your “clincher.” Therefore, it should:

If you came across a brilliant quote during your readings but didn’t have space for it in the body paragraphs, the conclusion is a great place to put it.

Things to avoid when writing a conclusion

Step 5: Techniques for a good conclusion

Ask yourself, “So what?” or “Why should anybody be concerned?” as you read a sentence from your conclusion.

Don’t just restate what you said in your essay. They’ve already read it. Demonstrate how the observations you made were not chosen at random but rather worked together.

️If you described a scenario in your introduction, describe the same scenario in the conclusion.

️Asking questions to your readers or to the general public will help them develop a viewpoint on the subject they may not have had until the conclusion.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best methods to write a conclusion is to synthesize your arguments, reiterate the introduction, or ask questions on the topic. You should also not forget to restate the thesis statement.

There are three main parts of every good conclusion; restatement where you present your thesis statement again, a part where you summarize the essay, and a memorable concluding sentence.

You can either start by summarizing your main points or restating your thesis statement. Usually, the preferred method is to putting thesis statement in the first sentence.

Transition words is a great way to start a conclusion paragraph. You can use words such as “to conclude, in conclusion, to sum up, briefly, in summary.” These will create a flow in your essay.

Thank you for reading. If you need further information, feel free to have a look at our essay samples or contact us at live chat.

Deniz Akcaoglu
Deniz Akcaoglu
Content editor and writer. Probably out there trying to get into an obscure band she actually hates the sound of.

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