Esol Essayist
Conclusion Paragraph
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Thesis
Introduction Paragraphs
Body Paragraphs
Going Public With Your  Writing
 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

What is the conclusion paragraph?

The third part of the essay is called the conclusion paragraph. It acts the same way that a concluding sentence works.

In this paragraph the writer should briefly restate what they have written in the four previous paragraphs.

Let's look at our sample essay. The conclusion paragraph is highlighted in blue.


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Now, let's look at an example of a concluding paragraph written by an ESOL student. To view the whole essay, click here.

 


.....As has been discussed above, writing is a very difficult process-especially for nonnative speakers. A writer must worry about many things. One must pay attention to grammar and vocabulary. A writer should also pay attention to the process of writing and editing his or her final draft. In conclusion, if the above instructions were to be followed, there would be no doubt that you would become a successful writer.


Opportunity for class discussion or small group discussion here.

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What does Sarah say?
1. Is this a good conclusion paragraph?


My conclusion paragraph has the thesis, but not exactly how I wrote it in the introduction paragraph. My three main points about becoming a successful writer are all mentioned. And, the reader knows that the essay is ending because of the phrase "In conclusion…"

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As has been discussed above, writing is a very difficult process-especially for nonnative speakers. A writer must worry about many things. One must pay attention to grammar and vocabulary. A writer should also pay attention to the process of writing and editing his or her final draft. In conclusion, if the above instructions were to be followed, there would be no doubt that you would become a successful writer. Click here to view the whole essay.

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What does Ms. Frescas say?
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What does Ms. Frescas say?
Is this a good conclusion paragraph?


Sarah does a good job with her conclusion paragraph. She has restated the thesis and included all of the main points of the essay. The concluding paragraph provides closure to the essay.

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As has been discussed above, writing is a very difficult process-especially for nonnative speakers. A writer must worry about many things. One must pay attention to grammar and vocabulary. A writer should also pay attention to the process of writing and editing his or her final draft. In conclusion, if the above instructions were to be followed, there would be no doubt that you would become a successful writer. Click here to view the whole essay.

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Now, It's time to test yourself. Click here to begin. When you are finished, return here and click the "next" button to take a look at an example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Your Turn
Now, it's your turn. You can download and print the "Your Turn" activities. There are three in this module: Do it, self check and peer check. Don't forget that you should be keeping all your "Your Turn" activities in your portfolio.

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