How to write a conclusion

time to write a conclusion let’s do it why do you need a conclusion well the conclusion helps provide closure to the reader it drives those main points home one last time and it really tries to give the reader an understanding of why it matters why do they just take all that time to read your essay hopefully it answers for them like who cares about your topic so that’s why you need some kind of conclusion at the end here’s how you can do it all right again we talked about this with introductions there is no one set of rules for running a conclusion there’s no right way and wrong way but if you’re struggling to figure out a way to do it and you’re not sure where to start use TSS okay thesis summarize super so what the thesis you do not want to repeat your thesis exactly as you had it in your introduction paragraph but what you want to do is say the same thing again as a way to make sure that the reader is getting your point but you’re going to paraphrase it this time okay so you’re making the same point new language and why do you need that in your conclusion this is your last chance to drive home the point that you’re trying to prove so you want you don’t want to miss it it’s like the closing arguments in a court case and you’re the lawyer in the second part are the first s you’re going to summarize and what are you summarizing well you’re summarizing your arguments you’re summarizing the main points you made to try to prove your thesis and you’re going to try to paraphrase those a little bit as well you don’t want to just be repeating what you’ve done it’s going to sound repetitive and boring to the reader you want to try to provide a new twist on it or different way of saying the same thing on in this section it’s probably okay to include either I main ideas from your topic sentences but you might even include a specific fred’s especially if they were really powerful and then finally you’re going to add a super so what we talked a lot about so what’s earlier if this is the so what for the whole essay it pairs off of your thesis um it’s that one thing that you really want the reader to take away from reading your whole essay you know it should answer for them why do I even care about your essay the supersoul what should tell them why they care okay and this is going to be the last line of your essay you want to end strong and then after that you do not say anything else all right so let’s look at our examples will continue with cats and dogs so first for my thesis section of my conclusion my original thesis was dogs are better pets than cats so I’m going to paraphrase that I’m gonna say the same thing right the dogs are better but I’m gonna do it a little differently so now I’m gonna say dogs make the best pets in the world does that still contain that idea that they’re better than cats will sure yeah it does says dogs are great and if they’re the best in the world then that means they’re better than cats the second part to summarize my main points I’ve changed the order a little bit and I’ve changed some of the word instead of saying that they’re hygienic I’m saying that dogs are cleaner instead of saying that they’re that they’re brimming with friendliness I’m going to say they’re better at showing affection and ultimately easier to train so that’s my summarize sentence my super so up won’t change your life for the better you’ll get a doc that’s what the reader cares about that’s what I want the reader to do now or what I want them to think about dogs and cats now that they’re going forward after reading my essay go get a dog all right if we combine these together into a paragraph it reads like this dogs make the best pets in the world they are cleaner better at showing affection and ultimately are easier to train change your life for the better go get a dog and that’s a great little three sentence conclusion again though I would push you to say that that that’s pretty good but we can do better so I’m going to improve and expand on the same ideas once I have those ideas I can start to stretch them out a little bit so here’s the final version there’s no doubt the dogs make the best pets in the world they provide a cleaner environment for your home are not afraid to show their feelings and can be trained to do a variety of tricks and jobs every second that goes by you are missing out on happiness get out of your chair and make a positive difference in your life go get a dog