Drafting Conclusions

Many writers found the conclusion the most difficult part of the essay to compose because there’s this expectation that it has to be profound or inspiring. Something magical. But it doesn’t have to be all that.

It should avoid simply restating the thesis statement. You don’t want to hear the same sentence again you heard in your introductory paragraph. But it should suggest some ideas or questions that were raised by the preceding text.

Maybe your conclusion brings up a different idea that could be elaborated on for a future essay. Or a question that really makes the reader thinks about what they’ve just read.

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