The last section of a piece of writing.  Conclusions can be one paragraph to several pages in length.  In college writing, conclusions reflect on and consider the possible implications of your argument and findings. They may also raise questions for future consideration and/or explain the importance of your findings. Keep in mind this word of advice from one writing student : If you are reading  an essay and at the end of the whole thing you read basically the same thing as what the essay started with, youre going to be really annoyed.”  In other words, in college essays, except in the case of IN-CLASS EXAM ESSAYS, CONCLUSIONS ARE NOT MERELY A RESTATEMENT OF YOUR THESIS OR YOUR KEY POINTS.

"How To Write a Compelling Conclusion" (Writing Commons)

Adapted from What Is Writing?: An Introduction to Writing as an Act and Medium of Communication (2015)

See Also: Professor Rodgers' Open Access English Handbook

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