Writing a persuasive and powerful essay needs plenty of attention to structure, format and organisation. One of the pre-requisites of such an essay is a proper introduction and a definite conclusion.
Writing an essay without a proper conclusion, is equal to leaving the topic or issue hanging in thin air. After reading so much, the reader does not know what to make of it. Thus, we can consider the conclusion as the gift wrapping around the complete essay, which describes the essence of the essay.
A strong conclusion is a prerequisite to a powerful and impactful essay. The intention of the essay to make the readers think, question, analyse an issue or subject of interest is successful only when the conclusion is effective.
A good conclusion needs to fulfill the following objectives to achieve its purpose. It should express the main point or thesis statement of the essay in a concise manner. It should re-emphasize the supporting points made previously, by highlighting them with regard to the main statement. It is not a repetition of the points made during the course of the essay. When you are evaluating the conclusion, you need to check for the following things:
Thus, the purpose of a conclusion is like the signpost at the end of a road; it indicates which direction the discourse or discussion can take. It indicates an exit sign; a temporary end to the discussion with some hints on the implications of what has been discussed. It is that final landmark in an essay which will establish the quality of your thinking and understanding. So do ensure that the conclusion is written in such a way that it leaves your audience thinking!
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