In Module 2, you created your thesis statement and developed an introductory paragraph. In Module 3, you developed the main body of your essay. In this assignment, you will add a conclusion for your essay. You will revise your introductory and body paragraphs based on your instructor’s feedback in previous assignments, add your conclusion, and submit your essay as a complete first draft.
Conclusions might answer the question, “So what?” Concluding statements can also synthesize ideas, provoke additional thought, propose a solution, or point to broader implications. When you work on your conclusion, you may find that you brought up ideas you should have put in the body of the paper, or you may have a hard time summing up the many points in your body paragraphs. When working on your conclusion, ask yourself whether any points you make in the conclusion belong earlier in the paper. Are you sticking to your argument? Did you make sure not to add new kinds of arguments in the conclusion?
Write a 6- to 8-sentence conclusion for your essay. In your conclusion, be sure to:
- Restate the thesis statement.
- Develop concluding statements. Give reasons for your concluding statements.
- Review the grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Submit your entire revised draft with the following parts:
- Revised introduction from M2: Assignment 3
- Revised body paragraphs from M3: Assignment 3
- A 6- to 8-sentence conclusion paragraph.