THE CONCLUSION
“Social Time”, page 81What does the writer do in the   conclusion?1. Look to the future2. “Bookend”: connect back to the h...
“We Should Cherish Our Children’s     freedom to Think”, pages 113-114What does the writer do in the   conclusion?1. Impli...
“Grades and Self-Esteem”, page120What does the writer do in the   conclusion?1. Look to the future1.   Does the writer sta...
“The Commencement Speech You’ll NeverHear”, page 126What does the writer do in the   conclusion?1. Give advice1.   Does th...
4 Types of Conclusions1.   Bookend      Connect back to the hook1.   Implications in the larger world      Describe how yo...
Conclusion Signal Words1.    Are conclusion signal words necessary?      (“In conclusion…” “To conclude…” “To      sum up…...
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  1. 1. THE CONCLUSION
  2. 2. “Social Time”, page 81What does the writer do in the conclusion?1. Look to the future2. “Bookend”: connect back to the hook3. Does the writer start the conclusion with “In conclusion…” or “To sum up…” or “To conclude…”? NO!
  3. 3. “We Should Cherish Our Children’s freedom to Think”, pages 113-114What does the writer do in the conclusion?1. Implications to the larger world Classroom Creativity=Freedom1. Does the writer start the conclusion with “In conclusion…” or “To sum up…” or “To conclude…”? NO!
  4. 4. “Grades and Self-Esteem”, page120What does the writer do in the conclusion?1. Look to the future1. Does the writer start the conclusion with “In conclusion…” or “To sum up…” or “To conclude…”? NO!
  5. 5. “The Commencement Speech You’ll NeverHear”, page 126What does the writer do in the conclusion?1. Give advice1. Does the writer start the conclusion with “In conclusion…” or “To sum up…” or “To conclude…”? NO!
  6. 6. 4 Types of Conclusions1. Bookend Connect back to the hook1. Implications in the larger world Describe how your thesis is important in the real world1. Look to the future Describe how your thesis will be important in the future1. Give advice Give advice to the reader based on your thesis
  7. 7. Conclusion Signal Words1. Are conclusion signal words necessary? (“In conclusion…” “To conclude…” “To sum up…”) Not always. In fact, more advanced writers tend to avoid them. Using conclusion signal words is a technique taught to and used by beginning writers.2. Are conclusion signal words bad? Not always. If used judiciously, conclusion signal words can be appropriate. However, as advanced writers, you should try more

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