Are you also unaware of the significance of writing a conclusion and also the right way to write it? So keep reading this article as this blog is all about the importance, strategies, functions, and effectiveness of writing a good concluding paragraph.
The conclusion is usually described as a judgment after reasoning and description. It refers to finishing or ending something. It gives ending a shape or a thoughtful end to a piece of writing. It shapes the impression of the reader and persuades the reader, the writer’s given point of view. It leaves a significant influence on the reader’s mind. The conclusion paragraph engages the reader with diverse emotions; suspense, excitement, surprise, contemplation, etc. It’s a kind of last and foremost opportunity to persuade the reader towards the writer’s idea, so it must be composed, brief, attractive, and catchy.
While writing a good and effective paragraph following points must be considered;
Main Points – it must contain key points of your study, whether you are writing an essay, an article, a blog, or a story (that contains the moral; of the story).
Use Quotations – it must be attractive and alluring, so it must include; quotes, catchy sentences.
Suggest Results– state consequences of the story while writing an article or conducting a research study, give suggestions while writing an essay. But keep in mind it should be an open paragraph, the reader will decide it on their won. Do not spoon-feed the reader by giving direct statements in favor or against, mention the facts, the reader will conclude it on their own.
Provocative Question – you can also add provocative questions in the conclusion paragraph, the reader will put effort to get an answer on their own.
Wrap-Up – it must be a wrap-up of your study, must give the reader a sense of closure and completion. It is the opposite of the introduction as the reader moves from specific to general.
Summary – give a summary of the main things. Avoid repeating the same words and ideas.=
Sales Pitch – it must be a sales pitch, an ability that persuades the reader of a certain outlook and arguments.
Close It Flawlessly – try to end it flawlessly, without hesitation. Once you are done writing it, give it a read and check whether it’s conveying the same ideas, and is appropriate as a conclusion paragraph. Key elements should be anchored carefully.
Don’ts To Be Considered While Writing A Conclusion Paragraph
- Avoid introducing new topics, ideas, and stating new arguments in them.
- Avoid repeating the same points and words, as it will show stagnation rather than progression.
- Avoid making emotional, sentimental appeals, let the reader decide on their own.
- Avoid phrases like sum-up, to the conclusion, in summary, etc. It might irritate the audience.
- Avoid giving statistical analysis at the end of the paragraph.
- Avoid concluding with apologizes that “I am not a professional” etc. because that doesn’t leave a good impression on the reader.
Consider these main points while writing a conclusion paragraph. Remember conclusion paragraph is the one that brings the whole body in a unifying theme.