Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: May 16, 2019     Views: 19

Writing Conclusions

A good conclusion will remind your reader of the main points of your research and reflect on the implications of that research.

What should I include?

  1. Begin by restating the main idea or thesis, first mentioned in the introduction of your paper, in a fresh, new way.
  2. Summarize the main points from the body of your paper and try to show how it all fits together.
  3. Leave your reader with a final thought.  This could be a suggestion for future research, next steps, or how your research matters in a broader context.

What should I avoid?

  • Do not provide any new evidence or data. This should go in the body of the paper.
  • Avoid direct quotes, especially for the last sentence.  This is your paper and you should have the last word.
  • Stay clear of new subtopics or main ideas. Try to incorporate these into the body of your paper.

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For more personalized help with writing your conclusion, contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) or the Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students). You can also schedule a 1:1 appointment with a writing coach at the SNHU Academic Support scheduling page.


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