If you see phrases such as in conclusion or this is my paper about, you know you're about to read a poorly worded conclusion. A tip sheet, the fifth resource in a series of handouts to improve writing, helps scholars craft better conclusions. By reading the sheet, individuals learn the importance of ending a paper properly, strategies for crafting conclusions effectively, and elements to avoid.
- Take conclusions from papers written by members of the class and work together to make them better
- Ask learners to write at least two conclusions for an essay, and then meet with partners to determine which conclusion is stronger
- Print the tip sheet to hand out as needed or to have scholars include in their writing notebooks
- Includes hyperlinks to other resources to encourage further exploration
- Provides examples of each strategy (good and bad) to make the meaning clear