EngradeWikis › Writing a Conclusion Paragraph

Writing an Effective Conclusion


Topic Sentence: This is where the main ideas are summed up and the thesis statement is restated in a different, interesting way.

Example:
When Junior sees his father forced to kill Oscar, the dog, it changes his entire view on his life and future.


Summation: This is where the reader is told what he/she should have learned from the essay, why it is significant and how it relates to the real world.

Example:
Because of this, he understands the way poverty forces people to make difficult choices no one should ever have to make. Junior realizes he does not want to be put in this kind of position when he is an adult. Although this moment is traumatizing for Junior, sometimes it takes a moment like this to help a person decide to take action and change their life for the better. It is these types of moments which forever shape a person’s perspective and influences them to take real steps toward a better future.


Concluding Sentence: This is the final thought, the final chance to leave the reader with something to think about. It should be a bold statement that cements the essays message in the mind of the reader.

Example:
Although it is difficult to recognize at the time, a tragic moment like this one can be the best thing that happens to you.

Concluding Paragraph:


When Junior sees his father is forced to kill Oscar, the dog, it changes his entire view on his life and future. He understands how poverty forces people to make difficult choices no one should ever have to make. Junior realizes he does not want to be put in this kind of position when he is an adult. Although this moment is traumatizing for Junior, sometimes it takes a moment like this to help a person decide to take action and change their life for the better. It is these types of moments which forever shape a person’s perspective and influences them to take real steps toward a better future. Although it is difficult to recognize at the time, a tragic moment like this one can be the best thing that happens to you.



Writing a Conclusion
Graphic Organizer
There are 3 parts to your conclusion:

1. Restate your thesis
2. Summation (tell the reader what they should have learned, why it is important and how it relates to the world)
3. Concluding sentence (final thought; leave the reader something to think about)

Following this model, write outline your concluding below.

Restate your thesis: ______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Summation: ______________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Concluding sentence: ______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



NOW, WRITE YOUR COMPLETE CONCLUSION ON NOTEBOOK PAPER!
Close