Tips for Writing the Conclusion of an Essay
A conclusion is more than just the end of an essay. It's the last impression you make on the reader, so it better be a good one. These methods for ending your essay with a bang will help you end your essay with a bang.
Methods for an Effective Conclusion
This list of methods for ending an essay will serve the basis for teaching how to write a conclusion. I included some examples for a narrative essay. Feel free to use them.
- A lesson learned: I guess I should have listened to my Mom when she said, "don't smear blood on your legs and swim with sharks"
- Action: As the shark came closer, I corralled the obese adolescent, shoved him in the predator's path, and swam like heck to safety!
- Dialogue: The angry parent cornered me and yelled, "You killed my son." I responded, "no ma'am, that shark killed your son."
- Emotion: The horrified parents looked on as the shark chewed their son's knee cartilage. I drove away, relieved that it wasn't me.
- Drawstring: I glanced over and noticed Franklin had a smirk on his face. He had done the same thing during a shark attack in New Zealand. We have held a secret respect for each other ever since.
- Surprise: I opened the newspaper and read "Mass murderer eaten by shark." I couldn't believe that 12-year-old was a mass murderer. It looks like I'm a hero.
- Quotation: Remember, "You don't have to be faster than the shark; you just have to be faster than the person you're swimming with."
Examples for a Persuasive Essay
This list of methods for ending an essay will serve the basis for teaching how to write a conclusion. I included some examples for a persuasive essay. Feel free to use them.
- A lesson learned: If anything is to be learned from the shark attacks, it's that these beaches need to be closed.
- Action: Juan Pablo Winters will never swim again, but if these beaches are closed, other children will be able to swim in their own pools.
- Dialogue: Mr and Mrs Winters said it best, "The shark attacks must end now!"
- Emotion: Think about Juan Pablo's mutilated corpse with his parents hovering over it, sobbing, the next time you decide to get in the ocean.
- Drawstring: The day began with the hope and joy of a day surfing. It ended with the despair of a day of weeping.
- Surprise: Despite recent shark attacks and a call for safer beaches, millions risk their lives daily.
- Quotation: Remember, "The shark doesn't care whether or not you have a family when it takes a chunk out of your side."