to wrap up your essay in a tidy package and bring it home for your reader.
It is a good idea to recapitulate what you said in your Thesis Statement in order to suggest to your reader that you have accomplished what you set out to accomplish.
Since you don't know what Fascism is, how can you struggle against Fascism?
One need not swallow such absurdities as this, but one ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
Here is a brief list of things that you might accomplish in your concluding paragraph(s).* There are certainly other things that you can do, and you certainly don't want to do all these things.
They're only suggestions: Here is the concluding paragraph of George Orwell's famous essay, "Politics and the English Language." If you would like to read the entire essay from which this conclusion is taken (and check out, especially, the beginning), click HERE.Having read your essay, we should understand this main thought with fresh and deeper understanding, and your conclusion wants to reflect what we have learned.There are some cautions we want to keep in mind as we fashion our final utterance.If a brilliant idea tries to sneak into our final paragraph, we must pluck it out and let it have its own paragraph earlier in the essay.If it doesn't fit the structure or argument of the essay, we will leave it out altogether and let it have its own essay later on.The last thing we want in our conclusion is an excuse for our readers' minds wandering off into some new field.Allowing a peer editor or friend to reread our essay before we hand it in is one way to check this impulse before it ruins our good intentions and hard work.It is also important to judge for yourself that you have, in fact, done so.If you find that your thesis statement now sounds hollow or irrelevant that you haven't done what you set out to do then you need either to revise your argument or to redefine your thesis statement.*The list of things that you might do in a concluding paragraph is taken from the University of Richmond's online document, Writing Conclusions (with the gracious permission of UR's Writer's Web coordinator, Joe Essid).No new information that is relevant to the focus of the essay should be introduced here.