Writing the concluding paragraph
Your conclusion, like your introduction, should be short and concise.
Here are some don’ts for the conclusion:
- Do not end your paper with a quotation;
- Do not merely copy, and then paste, your thesis at the end of your paper;
- Do not introduce a new idea or topic;
- Do not summarize your paper.
Here are some good methods for writing a concluding paragraph (choose only one for each paper):
- Discuss the impact of the information presented in your paper. In other words, answer the question “So what?”;
- State what you learned by writing the paper;
- Let your reader (your teacher or professor, usually) know how he or she can apply the information in your paper to his or her life.