To logically end an essay
To leave a memorable impression on the reader
To provide food for thought
To relate to the reader and your ideas in the essay
May or may not have a Topic Sentence and /or a Concluding Sentence
call to action, explain how a problem was resolved, address the reader
answer a question raised in the introduction, look to the future
show how change occurred , make a decision, choice, judgement
make an evaluation, make a recommendation, reframe the introduction
ask a rhetorical question (one that has no answer and really makes a statement)
appeal to the reader's emotions, logic, sense of intelligence
What makes a memorable and great conclusion
· Originality, uniqueness, something never heard before or said this way
What makes a forgetful weak conclusion
· no originality, rehashed stuff, things we have all heard before
· making a summary the simply restates what your essay just presented. Summaries imply that
that a reader did not understand the essay, so now it must be restated, a very dull technique.
üDo you give your reader something to think about?
üHave you used the techniques discussed in class and in the BRB?
üIs it worth reading?
üBe sure it is not just a summary of your essay.
üDoes it steer clear of repetition?
üIs it original, unique, and interesting?