Author: Ms. K

    Introduce different styles of conclusions and what writers accomplish in them (e.g. answering research questions, explaining the significance of findings, offering a fresh insight, making recommendations for future research, considering how topic applies to other questions, etc.) 


    Explain strategies for writing effective conclusions. 


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to organize a paper and who is confused about how to develop a conclusion. It will explain what writers accomplish in conclusions and strategies for writing effective conclusions.

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Parts of a Conclusion

There are many styles of conclusions, but they all have three general components in common:

  1. Thesis Recap – recaps the entire paper, reminding your audience of what the essay was about
  2. Blueprint Recap – restates the major areas the paper covered in order to prove the thesis
  3. Clincher – finishes up the essay with an interesting final statement (usually the best clinchers link directly back to the motivator in the introduction)


This is a sample of a simple, but perfectly decent conclusion.

If you are writing a scientific or research-based paper your conclusion might also include

  • A very brief review of the research methods you used
  • A very brief repeat of your findings
  • A discussion of the broader implications of those findings
  • A look to the limitations of your research
  • An offering of suggestions for future research related to yours

Source: Made by Ms. K with help from Microsoft Word Clip Art

Tips for Writing a Conclusion

Source: Made by Ms. K