Writing Well
Final Paragraphs
Finish Strong!
• Deadlines
• Time constraint
• Tired
• Ends up feeling hurried,
rushed and pasted on.
• Completion Error
–...
How to Start a Conclusion
• Try not to be abrupt
• Don’t telegraph it
• Decide how long it will
be
• Context of writing
The Signal
• Moving away from the
body of the piece to the
conclusion
• Transition
The Conclusion is Important
• Take time and care
• This is where you have
impact
• It is a Power Position
Power Positions
• Title
• First Sentence
• Introduction
• Transition sentences
• Argument sentence
• Theme sentence
• Conc...
Recap
• Recapitulation
• Not a repeat
• State it differently
So What?
• Emphasis on what is
significant
• The Purpose
• The Call to Action
• The Take-away
• The Promise
• Think of the...
Point Towards
• Future Directions
• Rally call
• Inspire
• The Challenge
• What you are asking the
reader to do.
Last Sentence
• Finish Strong
• Make it Memorable
• Link back to the intro
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Writing Well

  1. 1. Writing Well Final Paragraphs
  2. 2. Finish Strong! • Deadlines • Time constraint • Tired • Ends up feeling hurried, rushed and pasted on. • Completion Error – http://www.system- concepts.com/articles/usa bility-articles/2007/post- completion-errors-and- how-to-avoid-them.html
  3. 3. How to Start a Conclusion • Try not to be abrupt • Don’t telegraph it • Decide how long it will be • Context of writing
  4. 4. The Signal • Moving away from the body of the piece to the conclusion • Transition
  5. 5. The Conclusion is Important • Take time and care • This is where you have impact • It is a Power Position
  6. 6. Power Positions • Title • First Sentence • Introduction • Transition sentences • Argument sentence • Theme sentence • Conclusion • Final Sentence
  7. 7. Recap • Recapitulation • Not a repeat • State it differently
  8. 8. So What? • Emphasis on what is significant • The Purpose • The Call to Action • The Take-away • The Promise • Think of the reader asking “so what?” after reading your piece
  9. 9. Point Towards • Future Directions • Rally call • Inspire • The Challenge • What you are asking the reader to do.
  10. 10. Last Sentence • Finish Strong • Make it Memorable • Link back to the intro

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