The conclusion is your last chance to make an
impression on the reader of your essay. Often, students hurry their
conclusions, especially on a test essay.
Learn the techniques below to
make writing the conclusion an easier and more satisfying task.
Remember to restate your thesis in a new, reworded sentence to begin
your conclusion. NOTE: You may, if writing the conclusion first,
consider your thesis as a first statement and your introductory thesis
as a restatement.
Restated Thesis for the samples:
“Therefore, the automobile is harmful in three ways, all serious to
(most common, but a bit boring), Technique One
restated] Automobiles harm us through their harmful emissions, the
temptation to drive rather than walk, and the horrific accidents they
cause. If we stopped to think about the consequences more often,
perhaps we would be more inclined to walk a bit more and enjoy smelling
the roses! [Do not use this technique for your homework assignment!]
Quotation, Technique Two
restated] We often forget the capacity for harm that comes from the use
(and overuse) of the private automobile. If we are inclined to forget,
the following statistic ,based on accident levels in the USA, should
prove sobering: “Approximately 2 million disabling, non-fatal injuries
occur in automobile accidents every year.”
restated] Often, I walk around the large Vancouver urban park
named for Queen Elizabeth while enjoying the music on my headphones.
But, very often, my joy is tempered by annoyance with the harsh
metallic smells of automobile exhausts and the dull roar that even
penetrates my well-sealed headphones. The automobile is truly a mixed
or Remedy (or both, together), Technique Four
restated] The overuse of the personal automobile in our cities is
indeed a serious issue. Already we face high levels of pollutants that
penetrate our homes and dirty the lungs of our children, along with an
epidemic of obesity among our populations due to lack of exercise. If
we all let our cars take one “day off” a week, imagine how much cleaner
(and quieter) our cities would be!