The conclusion should summarize the ideas expressed. Here it is necessary to answer the question formulated in the essay topic. Or, depending on the topic, indicate the prospects or consequences of the problem under consideration.
Also, in this section, you can formulate related topics worthy of further reflection and express personal views – if they are supported by the arguments that you cited earlier.
A good conclusion is:
- not only summarizing. The conclusion should be a thoughtful completion of the work, for example, applying written to the real situation.
- quintessence, that is a short list of basic ideas. It is worth referring to the introduction and draws parallels using the same keywords or images, but using different wording. Do not repeat word for word.
- reinforcement of the ideas of the main part of the work. Different types of essay require a different conclusion. In short work, a detailed repetition of the main ideas is not needed, but in longer ones, this may be necessary.
- perhaps a suggestive question, a bright spectacular image, a quote, if appropriate.
- alternatively, a forecast of results or consequences, a possible solution, a call to action.
However, there are points that should be avoided in concluding the essay:
- put forward entirely new ideas. If they are really important, include them in the main part.
- use an acquittal tone. Be confident in your statements. Avoid phrases like “I may not be an expert” or “At least this is my opinion” (“Maybe I’m not an expert” or “At least I think so”).
- focus on too minor details.
- refute the significance of the previous arguments.
According to many teachers, the conclusion is the most important part of the essay. In it, you demonstrate that you have a good knowledge of the material and thoughtfully approached the consideration of the problem. Do not worry if the conclusion forces you to rewrite other parts of the text. In fact, this is a good sign!