Arrangement - write a conclusion paragraph

Malc Prentice

The last paragraph of an essay often has the pattern:

A) Topic Sentence for Conclusion

Genre Example Topic Sentence
Formal This essay described X (your thesis statement in different words)
COMPARE CONTRAST In summary, X and Y are different in terms of A, B and C. A is
ARGUMENT In conclusion, there are arguments both for and against X.
PROCESS In brief, there are three stages to TOPIC - these three stages are...
PROBLEM-SOLUTION This essay examined some issues caused by X and some possible solutions to those issues
Informal All in all, it seems that X
On the whole,
In the end,

B) Summary of body paragraphs

C) Final Comment

Wrap it up with a recommendation, prediction, decision or quote: write a final comment sentence

Examples

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