Conclusions! Summarizes your essay and points It is a mirror image of your introduction: it starts specific and gets broader. Include only things talked about END STRONG!!!! Conclusions What are the 3 parts of a introduction paragraph? 1. Hook 2. Thesis 3. Preview Classy Conclusions You need to avoid receiving a slow clap from your audience! Restate thesis Summarize important information End with a final idea Transition Sentence Gives the reader a roadmap that you are concluding. Does not provide substance. Merely shifts from body paragraphs to conclusion I have loved my three years at EMS… Your Turn: Transition Try writing a transition sentence about the prompt from yesterday Who was a role model for you and why? Restate Thesis Try to restate your thesis in different words and/or deeper thinking. Thesis: The most memorable moment in my life was the 1987 Minnesota Twins World Series win. Restate: The Twins victory that day sealed their world title and made my day. Your Turn: Restate Thesis Try writing a thesis statement of any kind. Then, restate it in other words or with deeper meaning. Types of Final Ideas 1. A statement about the significance of the essay's subject (Why was it important for the reader to know what you just finished explaining?) 2. A call to action Ex: The fate of Chinese dissidents is still unknown. Action must be taken to spare them from torture and death. Final Ideas 3. A warning based on the essay's thesis Example: If efforts to reduce and recycle are not soon put into effect, we will be polluting our own nest beyond habitation. 4. A quotation or story that sums up the essay's point, may be taken from your text or your personal experience, etc. Final Ideas 5. An image or description that lends a feeling of finality to the essay. 6. A question (based on the essay's point that makes the reader think further about its implications. BUT the question must be carefully worded so that the reader does not wonder WHAT to think.) 7. Refer back to your introduction. Your Turn: Final Ideas 1. Statement of significance 2. Call to action 3. A warning 4. Quotation 5. Relevant story 6. An image 7. A question A good intro paragraph starts with a… 1. 2. 3. 4. Hook Thesis Preview Transition sentence 25% 1 25% 25% 2 3 25% 4 “I love living in the United States.” is a… 1. 2. 3. 4. Hook Thesis Preview Transition sentence 25% 1 25% 25% 2 3 25% 4 “For these reasons, I would choose me.” is a… 1. 2. 3. 4. Hook Thesis Preview Transition sentence 25% 1 25% 25% 2 3 25% 4 New information should not be presented here… 1. Conclusion paragraph 2. Introduction 3. Paragraph 33% 1 33% 2 33% 3 A good intro paragraph _____ a conclusion P. 1. 2. 3. 4. Mimics Differs from Mirrors Is identical 25% 1 25% 25% 2 3 25% 4 0 0 0 0 0 Participant 1 Participant 2 Participant 3 Participant 4 Participant 5 Participant Scores In conclusion… Put it all together… Who was a role model for you and why? Now, write a complete conclusion paragraph using the skills we have learned!