Confession: when I was a student, I never knew how to end my essays, so they always ended very randomly and abruptly!
I don’t want that to happen to your students, so let’s give them some help. Here are three simple ways to restate the thesis in a conclusion paragraph or statement:
- Answer the question, ‘so what?’ In light of what I’ve told you so far, what are you going to do about it?
- Consider telling the reader what they should do next. Given what I’ve told you, here’s what you need to go out and do.
- Remind the reader why the topic or the information is important. Present a sense of urgency to the reader!
Those are three ways students can restate their thesis in the conclusion to make it more interesting for the reader. Now, go give it a try today!
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