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Tutoring Service: Writing a Conclusion

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Purpose of a Conclusion

Your conclusion should draw together the main points of your paper without introducing any new ideas. Your conclusion should be closely related to your introduction and should include the following:

  • Restate the main argument of your paper—your thesis statement.
  • Summarise the key areas of your paper.
  • Conclude with a general statement about your topic—this is the last chance to make an impression on your reader, so think of this sentence as a final flourish.

Sample Conclusion

Discuss the relationship between an ethical life and happiness in terms of ancient philosophy during the Hellenistic period.


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This resource page has been developed to help you write a conclusion, however, your lecturer may have specific ideas of what should and shouldn't be included in your assignment. Always ask your lecturer if unsure.