How do you begin a conclusion

Your closing paragraph should begin with a smooth transition from the body of your essay. The first sentence of your paragraph should contain clear transition words so that your reader knows that you are beginning to finish your essay. Different transition words can have different effects, so be sure to choose a transition word or phrase that clearly indicates that you are completing your essay. The following are common examples of transition words and phrases:

  • Finally,
  • To finish,
  • Finally,
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  • As said before.

Essay Conclusion – Types of Conclusion

The idea behind a conclusion is to give readers a sense of closure and provide a sense of completeness. Ending your conclusion on a forceful and persuasive note is a daunting task because it is your last chance to impress an audience as a thinker and writer. After all, you need to create a lasting impression in the minds of your readers. Below are the types of endings you could provide to close the discussion.

  • Arousing emotions
  • Looking back
  • Call to action
  • Alert
  • Alert

  • Re-claim
  • Predict what would/might happen
  • Compare the topic to something universal
  • Strong note (tixag)


    Here are some useful tips and concepts to keep in mind when writing your conclusion:

    • Connect the themes of your article to a larger context, whether in today’s world or within the specific topic of your course.
    • Challenge your reader. Maybe they can solve a problem, or maybe you want them to see the world in a new light.
    • Ask your reader a question that makes them think.
    • Call to action for your reader.
    • If you get stuck, try to rehearse your introduction and make the message focus on what you have already delivered rather than what you will present.

    Do not add new evidence

    Any evidence or analysis necessary to support your thesis statement must appear in the main body of the thesis essay

    The conclusion may contain small bits of new information, for example a sentence or two discussing the broader implications, or quotes that nicely summarize your main point. But you should not introduce primary sources or new ideas that require further explanation to be understood.

    Do not use “closing phrases”

    Do not use obvious stock phrases to tell the reader what you are doing:

    • ” In conclusion…”
    • “To summarize…”
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