Closing paragraph restating the arguments

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Closing paragraph restating the arguments

  1. 1. Exposition writing. <br />Closing paragraph – restating the arguments provided. <br />
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  3. 3. The conclusion<br />When you write your exposition text the conclusion is the last paragraph of <br />your text.<br />It is essential that you say what your position is.<br />Yes I know you’ve already said it at the start but the reader might have <br />forgotten!<br />It’s true. By the time the reader (or examiner) gets to the end of the text, <br />they might not remember what you said at the start so make it easy for them<br />and say it again.<br />
  4. 4. Why do we need a conclusion?<br />The reader expects the conclusion to:<br /><ul><li> summarize the main ideas
  5. 5. give your opinion
  6. 6. look to the future (say what will happen if the situation continues or changes) </li></ul>The reader DOES NOT expect new information in the conclusion. <br />Never add a new idea just because you have thought of it at the end! <br />You must do all of this in just three or four sentences!<br />
  7. 7. Examples of good conclusions<br />Waste and rubbish is bad for Australia<br />I strongly believe that Australians must be aware of the harmful impact of household <br />and industrial waste in our country. Such waste definitely endanger our<br />waterways and bush land. Additionally they cause increased air pollution. <br />I implore you to consider these issues and help save our Australian environment.<br />From reading this paragraph, can you work out what this persons three arguments<br />in their exposition text were?<br />Waste threatens to ruin our waterways.<br />Waste affects the beauty of our bushlands.<br />Waste can cause increased air pollution. <br />
  8. 8. Books are better than TV<br />I firmly believe that books are better than TV. Books develop your mind and <br />make you think in ways that TV can never do. Books can be read anywhere<br />and in your own time unlike TV. I have never seen a film that is better than the <br />book that it is taken from. I implore you, pick up a book and read, let your mind<br />start thinking for itself rather than have an electronic box think for you.<br />From reading this paragraph, can you work out what this persons three <br />arguments in their exposition text were?<br />
  9. 9. Dogs are better than cats.<br />Imagine you have written your exposition text on why dogs are better<br />than cats.<br />Write the conclusion for this text.<br />Remember to start with, I strongly believe... (or something similar) <br />Remember to say the three reasons why dogs are better. <br />Try and finish with an appeal to the reader (for example, ‘I beg you to <br />take a trip to your local animal shelter today and make a dog part of your <br />life. I promise you won’t regret it.’)<br />
  10. 10. Homework should be banned.<br />Imagine you have written your exposition text arguing that homework should be banned.<br />Write the conclusion for this text.<br />Remember to start with, I strongly believe... (or something similar) <br />Remember to say the three reasons why homework should be banned. <br />Try and finish with an appeal to the reader (for example, ‘I implore you as adults to stop punishing children in this way, let us enjoy our <br />childhood and our free time.)<br />

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