Before you can write a conclusion, you have to closely define it and dissect it into pieces. This way, it becomes less confusing and more workable. If we define the conclusion by how it leaves the reader, we could suggest that the reader is left satiated and fully aware of your argument. Furthermore, they understand exactly how you stand in respect of your research and writing. A conclusion, therefore, brings all your argument together as a whole. It leaves no room for ambiguity or doubt.
Now that you understand what a conclusion needs to do, we can dissect it so that it is broken up into sections. This will help you to clarify what you need to do and you will be able to work through your conclusion in a methodical manner.
- Reword your hypothesis. (The beginning of your conclusion.)
- Briefly explain why the main points in your essay are viable. (The middle of your conclusion.)
- Justify why your argument is significant to the subject that you are writing about. (The end of your conclusion.)
Essentially, this is all a conclusion is. Don’t worry if you still don’t have clarity and are struggling with your own essay and the three steps to writing a conclusion as they will be explained further in this article.