Saturday, October 27, 2012
How to Structure and Write an Essay - The Conclusion
This is the third and final article I am writing to give simple, easy to follow essay writing tips to international students. I actually run my own website so I'm well qualified to give you some of the main tips I'd say would improve most of the essays we have submitted. My website offers a proofreading and editing service for just £8 for the first 1000 words so if you're still not 100% confident take a look and I'd love to help you towards far more professional results in the future. Today I'm going to discuss how to write a good conclusion. We now have the introduction which identifies the question and how we'll proceed to answer it; we then have our well explained and backed up points set out in paragraphs answering the question and all we need to do now is pull them all together to actually answer the question - this is what the conclusion is there to do. So how do we go about this? First of all I would personally recommend a general review of the points argued - perhaps a statement suggesting what your points seem to have led up to. To support this you will then need to identify those points which you have found are most important to answering the question. You are basically making your overall point and then providing evidence for this from the main body of the text. Once you have done this you are ready to give your subjective opinion in answering the question - be confident in doing this, if your essay is well written the arguments are already there to support the conclusion. Some tips I'd recommend you consider: - Don't summarise your points exactly as you wrote them - your conclusion will summarise the overall answer your essay has pointed towards and therefore only needs to be a few lines long. - It must be logical and clear - don't jumble things up just say where your essay has led and state beyond doubt what you, personally, have come to think having conducted the necessary analysis. - Be confident in yourself - if your essay is good you have presented a well informed argument and within your rights to answer the question yourself.