Conventions of Composition Rule 213

Rule: You always want to show, at the end of an essay, that you’ve made your point. Be sure to bring your ideas together in a strong conclusion. Answer the, “What’s the big deal?” question. What are the implications of what you’ve proven?

Note: You don’t need the words, “In conclusion,” here, as your reader can tell she’s getting near the end of the essay by the stunning conclusion you draw.

Resources for further instruction about writing strong conclusions:

The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill's Conclusions

Harvard College Writing Center's Ending the Essay: Conclusions

Literary Education Online's Strategies for Writing a Conclusion