Conclusions can be a difficult part of an essay to write because often writers feel like they have already said everything they wanted to say, and there is nothing else to write about. However, a conclusion serves an important function in an essay and deserves as much attention as the rest of your paper. The conclusion is often what a reader remembers most!R-R-RTo write a successful conclusion, remember the 3 R's!
- R = Restate your thesis
- R = Restate your reasons
- R = Wrap it up
Here's the 3 step process:
- Restate your thesis in different words. Remind the reader what the focus of your paper was and what you have "proven."
- Restate your reasons or examples that you used in the topic sentences of the body paragraphs. Summarize and show how all of your reasons fit together.
- Wrap it up with your final thoughts and/or a clincher.
thoughts: Show the importance of the analysis that you have been making in the
paper. What is the last thing you want to say about this topic?
- Clincher: This is a statement that leaves the reader thinking "Wow!" It often goes back to your attention-getter in the introduction and mirrors it in some way, or you can make a statement about the future of the subject you've been writing about.