What to include in the conclusions?

Writing an effective conclusion to your paper can leave a lasting impression on readers. In what follows, you will learn how to craft the perfect conclusions for your research papers, essays, and other documents. Explore tips on summarizing and synthesizing your findings, drawing conclusions, and addressing implications.

Indubitably, arriving at the final step is another hard phase of writing in the sense that writers have to end what they started good. The conclusion is more than writing the final paragraph of the essay as writers have to bring back the main points to the fore, show the significance of the argument and of course leave a strong impression.

The conclusion is simply where writer close their topic. It is important to make sure that you have said what you have been asked to say. It is true that you have to bring your argument to an ending, but it is also possible to open up new questions or statements.

Bring the thesis back

Starting your conclusion means that the essay is coming to an end and it is time to go back to the thesis. Don’t just re-phrase the thesis statement, but try to re-state the argument in a way that shows how it has been developed since the introduction.


Review the main points

Next, it is important call the main points back. Don’t sum up each paragraph or repeat each point in order. Instead, bring your points together in a way to make the connections between them clear.

The conclusion is your final chance to show how all the paragraphs add up to a coherent essay.

State the significance of the argument

To close your conclusion, zoom out to a broader view of the topic and consider the implications of your argument. Show why it matters! Does it contribute to a new understanding of the topic? Does it raise new questions for future study? What kind of suggestions or predictions, does it lead to?

Whatever your essay is about, the conclusion should aim to emphasize the significance of your argument. Close with a strong, decisive sentence, leaving the reader with a lingering sense of interest in your topic.

Added to the list above, there are further tips to consider when writing conclusions. Any new evidence, even minor piece of information, should never go in the conclusion. Don’t undermine your argument by apologetic statements that might show uncertainty or confusion. Phrases like, to sum up or to conclude, are not forbidden, but less advisable. These phrase can only make your writing sound dull.

To have a brief summary on what has been mention above, watch the video below.