Learn how to write a conclusion! Credit: Jennifer Clawson Shuksan Middle School An echo from the beginning of the piece Go to your thesis. Circle, Synonym, and Rewrite! A quotation/dialogue Using the exact words of an expert or conversation. An anecdote/scenario A short description of a situation or story that reiterates or illustrates the point. An interesting fact Using a piece of factual information. A prediction A statement of what may result from the situation discussed in the writing. A question Asking a question as a means to stimulate further thought for the reader. a call to action asking the reader to take an action as a result of the points in the writing a generalization from given information drawing conclusions from points made in the paper that can be generalized to other situations Advice End with the best advice you have ever received. “Brandy, did you practice the piano?” Since I was six years old, this has been a daily reminder from my dear mother. “Be all you can be” has been my inspiration from my grandfather who is a retired Marine Corps colonel and my mentor. a self-reflection self-examination to encourage the reader to connect to the ideas A response to a "so what?" question an explanation of why the points made are important A combination of strategies Many great writers use a combination of strategies to increase impact. Conclusion Sentence Starters • • • • • • • • • • As you can see… It is clear that… Certainly…. Clearly… Without a doubt… Most would agree that… Indeed… Surely…. Unquestionably… Obviously… • • • • • • • • • • All in all… Truly… In conclusion… Definitely… In fact… To sum up… I conclude… Overall… As a result… As one can clearly see… Flip Book • Pick your favorite 5 strategies for writing a conclusion to your expository essay and create a flip book to help you remember each strategy.