Writing the concluding paragraph


Your conclusion, like your introduction, should be short and concise.


Here are some don’ts for the conclusion:

  1. Do not end your paper with a quotation;
  2. Do not merely copy, and then paste, your thesis at the end of your paper;
  3. Do not introduce a new idea or topic;
  4. Do not summarize your paper.

Here are some good methods for writing a concluding paragraph (choose only one for each paper):

  1. Discuss the impact of the information presented in your paper. In other words, answer the question “So what?”;
  2. State what you learned by writing the paper;
  3. 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.