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									         The Conclusion
   7 to 9 sentences—can you believe it???
  The Conclusion—
  Opening Sentence
Open the conclusion with a sentence that
restates the points you named in your
thesis sentence, but this time use different
words than those you used in the
introduction. Use synonyms or phrases for
your original points to keep your writing
fresh.
      The Conclusion—
     Add a sentence for
    every body paragraph.
   Next, write a one-sentence summary for
    each of the main points. Use First, Second,
    and Finally, as your transitions before each
    of your points. (You have been asked to
    avoid repeating transitional words. If you
    used these transitions already, you may use
    them just one more time here, or you may
    choose to find other transitions that you like
    better.)
       The Conclusion—
        Add a Summary
          Comment
   Make a statement related to your
    topic that sums up what you’ve
    discovered about yourself. Be a
    writer here There’s no “right” or
    “wrong” comment, you’re simply
    “musing.” These last sentences go
    “broad” here and talk about life in
    general.
    Conclusion—
 End with a Clincher
Clinchers add drama to your closing.
They are always the last sentence in
the conclusion, and they close with a
punch. They take time to write, so
play with your ideas for a while…Try
making an allusion to your favorite
book or movie.
     So, the opening
statement looks like this:
   Remember, you use the words “In
    conclusion”, then summarize your
    three points. Be sure to write in
    parallel form, using all nouns or all
    phrases. For example:
      In conclusion, the people who
      share my name, the people who
      share my life, and my belief in God
      form the bedrock of who I am, and
      who I will be.
     So, the opening
statement looks like this:
Here’s what I said in the introduction’s
 thesis sentence: My family, my friends,
 and my faith significantly contribute to
 making me, me.
Here’s what I’m saying now…
   In conclusion, the people who
   share my name, the people who
   share my life, and my belief in God
   form the bedrock of who I am, and
   who I will be.
    The summary of the
        first point:
Use the word “First”, then summarize
 your first point. (for me, family…)
For example:
 First, whether we are reliving the
 traditions begun with my parents, or
 standing firm with one another, my
 family will forever be my strength.
Summarize the second
      theme.
Use the word “Second”, then
 summarize your second point. (for
 me, friends…)
For example:
 Second, my friends’ wisdom,
 support, and pure joy for life
 lighten my heart and make life a
 celebration.
    Summarize the third
        theme.
Use the word “Finally”, and summarize
 your third point. (for me, faith…)
For example:
 Finally, faith provides my foundation.
 I cannot imagine a life without the
 knowledge that someone more
 powerful than I controls the universe
 and offers me comforting arms
 whenever I need them.
            Conclude the
             conclusion!
   In two or three sentences conclude by
    making a comment about life, or spirit,
    or future that connects in some way
    with what you’ve discovered about
    yourself. The last sentence might be a
    quote or a clever comment that
    “punches” the closing—a clincher.
          Conclude the
           conclusion!
For example:
 When I consider my life, I know that I have
 lived and am living a life blessed in so many
 ways. In a time when life can be challenging,
 it is good to pause to think about your joys
 and renew that zest for life. Dumbledore,
 Harry Potter’s finest teacher, understood
 that it is wise to count your blessings.
 “Happiness, Harry, can be found even in the
 darkest of times, if one only remembers to
 turn on the light” (Harry Potter and the
 Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004).
              Conclude the
               conclusion!
Notice this
  Dumbledore, Harry Potter’s finest teacher,
  understood that it is wise to count your
  blessings. “Happiness, Harry, can be found even
  in the darkest of times, if one only remembers
  to turn on the light” (Harry Potter and the
  Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004).

 If you find a quote, be sure to jot down the
 source, so you can add it to your paper after
 using it!
     Conclude the conclusion!
BE CAREFUL You can’t just drop in a quote. You
  have to set it up with sentences that lead into the quote
  and connect it to the point you’re trying to make…The
  next sentences are critical to connecting the clincher to
  the conclusion…
   In a time when life can be challenging, it is good to
  pause to think about your joys and renew that zest
  for life. Dumbledore, Harry Potter’s finest teacher,
  understood that it is wise to count your blessings.
  “Happiness, Harry, can be found even in the darkest
  of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”
  (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004).
    The whole enchilada
    In conclusion, my family, my friends, and my faith
form the bedrock of who I am, and who I will be.
First, whether we are reliving the traditions begun
with my parents, or standing firm with one another,
my family will forever be my strength. Second, my
friends’ wisdom, support, and pure joy for life lighten
my heart and make life a celebration. Finally, faith
provides my foundation. I cannot imagine a life
without the knowledge that someone more powerful
than I controls the universe and offers me
comforting arms whenever I need them. When I
consider my life, I know that I have lived and am
living a life blessed in so many ways. In a time when
life can be challenging, it is good to pause to think
about your joys and renew that zest for life.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter’s finest teacher,
understood that it is wise to count your blessings.
“Happiness, Harry, can be found even in the darkest
of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”
(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004).
    Conclusion—
Finding Just the Right
Words for the Clincher
Remember the clincher that I used? I found
mine with a Google search using the words
“quotes Harry Potter”
    Let’s try that together:
    We’ll go to Google and type in
           “quotes Harry Potter.”
Let’s see if you can find my quote. What
book/movie would you like to search for
inspiration?????

								
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