A general conclusion is needed to round of your research.  The reader is then certain of what your view is.  The revisions of your views based on appropiate sources will have already been given in your main body of text.

The conclusion allows you to have the final say on the issues that you have raised in your paper, to summarise your thoughts, to demonstrate the importance of your ideas.

Draw everything in together

Summarise the main themes

State your general conclusions

Make it clear why those conclusions are important

Do not include new material

In the last sentence, sum up your argument very briefly

Set the issues in a broader perspective

Discuss what you’ve failed to do

Suggest further questions of your own


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