Conclusion Paragraph Starters

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Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Are you working on writing concluding paragraphs with your students? This lesson will teach students why they need to use them and help guide your students in choosing appropriate and engaging starts to wrapping up an essay.

Ending With a Bang

All writers have been there: It's coming to the end of the essay, and the finish line is in sight. But instead of finishing strong, the ball gets dropped on the concluding paragraph, the part of the essay that wraps things up for the readers. Concluding paragraphs are important because they tie up loose ends and give essays a little polish. Think of it like an attractive gift bag with a nice sturdy handle, it supports all the good stuff inside and makes you look good in the process. So, what makes a nifty concluding paragraph? Concluding paragraphs all start off with one strong bang: a topic sentence. This sentence has a few jobs, it tells the reader what is coming up, and it reviews points you made in the essay.

Sentence Starters

When writing a conclusion paragraph, it is important to review all the great and interesting points that were made in the essay. The first sentence should make it clear the essay is coming to a close. Here are some simple ways to get the job done:

  • In summary
  • In brief
  • In conclusion
  • In general
  • In this way
  • In short
  • As stated
  • As expressed
  • As you can see
  • As a result
  • To review
  • To sum it up
  • To summarize
  • To conclude
  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • Hence
  • Lastly
  • Overall
  • Finally
  • For these reasons

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