SAT Essay Conclusion

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SAT Essay Conclusion

  1. 1. Writing an Effective Conclusion!
  2. 2.  Even though you may be in a time crunch toward the end (once you hit your writing stride), be sure to leave a strong last impression!
  3. 3.  Begin with a good TRANSITION Don’t just “restate” the thesis – sum up your main points quickly Don’t use trite phrases like “in conclusion,” “to sum up,” “as you can see” . . .
  4. 4.  A good way to finish strong is to give the reader something to think about … Be sure to answer the “so what” question – why is what you wrote about important or meaningful? SYNTHESIZE your thoughts – don’t just your thesis or main points – tie them together
  5. 5. To complete your essay andleave the grader with a solidlast impression!

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