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Writing Your Paper

Conclusions

The concluding paragraph is the final opportunity to make an impact on your reader. It’s important not to introduce new information or evidence in the conclusion, as either can detract from the strength of your thesis. However, this doesn’t mean a conclusion merely sums up the points made in the previous body paragraphs. How boring! A good conclusion will explore the broader significance of your thesis. To accomplish this, you may need to expand your view beyond your primary topic and think about related topics or situations. For more tips and examples, click HERE.