Writing a Conclusion

DrMnSSet04Writing a good conclusion is probably even harder than writing a good introduction. The trick is to somehow summarize your main points without sounding repetitive. What you want to do is try to reiterate in a non-repetitive way the importance and relevance of your claim and its larger implications in an innovative and forceful fashion so as to leave a lasting impression on your reader. The last thing you want is for your reader to put down your paper and immediately forget about it. Don’t be afraid to be dramatic here and push some emotional buttons, but remember to stay relevant and faithful to the argument you’ve laid out in the body of your paper. Say something memorable!

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