How to Write an Effective Conclusion written by: Instead of complaining, I wrote this lesson plan to stamp out lame endings forever. I bragged to the student teachers at my school and invited them to my room to watch greatness in action. In shock, I ran back to each student teacher and begged them not to come near my room, apologized to the university they attended and cancelled my weekend golf trip to British Columbia.
And how in the world do you end satisfactorily? The fact is that many of us anguish over our intros and conclusions.
The problem of introductions and conclusions is really one problem. They are linked, not only in anguish but in content; they are almost mirror images of each other. First, however, there are two common misconceptions to dispel.
Your thesis is not an introduction. An introductory paragraph starts with a "hook," which leads into the thesis. You do need an introduction as well as a thesis. Second, a simple restatement of your thesis is not a conclusion. To create that satisfying sense of finality in your conclusion, you must revisit the stuff of your introduction.
If you start with a story, return to the story. If you start with a definition, return to the definition, even if only to contradict it. When you are ready to finish with the introduction and conclusion, choose from several strategies: Show instead of tell. Make use of the wordsmiths.
Evoke familiarity by comparing or create tension and expectation by contrasting. Define-or redefine in a unique way.
Make a provocative statement: Offer an amazing statistic or personal insight. Illustrate An illustration can be as simple as a personal story or anecdote. It's natural to think of a personal anecdote as an introduction to a personal narrative, but stories and anecdotes can be effective introductions to any kind of paper.
The following anecdote introduces a research paper on vegetarian and vegan diets. The conclusion returns briefly to the story: We took our sons fishing in the spillway next to the dam one moonlit night. In the hush of the night, one of them hooked a small trout.
But when the landed fish screamed aloud, my son fled the scene in horror and has never eaten flesh since. People adopt vegetarian and vegan diets for different reasons, not all of them out of horror, as my son did.
Whatever their reasons, they are finding more options in grocery stores, restaurants, and cookbooks than ever before. An example taken from local or world news events is another kind of illustration.Compare and Contrast High School versus College - It is a big step from high school to college.
The goal of this paper is to help prepare you by sharing, from . Despite the fact that, as Shakespeare said, "the pen is mightier than the sword," the pen itself is not enough to make an effective writer.
In fact, though we may all like to think of ourselves as the next Shakespeare, inspiration alone is not the key to effective essay writing. The Pro's and Con's of NAFTA - Introduction The North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as the NAFTA, is a trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico launched to enable North America to become more competitive in the global marketplace (Amadeo, ).
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Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence frames that I felt could help me with my academic writing later on.