Ending the Essay: Conclusions
They have read it. Show them how the points you made and the support and examples you used were not random, but fit together. Redirect your readers, give your reader something to think about, perhaps a way to use your paper in the "real" world.
You should not present any new arguments in your conclusion. Many students find it difficult to write a conclusion. By this time they may have done so much work on the body of the essay that they just want to finish the essay off as quickly as possible and so they write a rushed and badly written conclusion.
Finally, end with a "closing statement"that is, the conclusion of your essayarguing as strongly as possible in favor of your client's case, namely, your theme. Likewise, there are several things your paper is not.
It's not a murder mystery, for instance, full of surprising plot twists or unexpected revelations. Those really don't go over well in this arena. Instead, lay everything out ahead of time so the reader can follow your argument easily.
Having finished it, the reader ought to have a very clear idea of the author's purpose in writing. To wit, after reading the introduction, I tend to stop and ask myself where I think the rest of the paper is headed, what the individual paragraphs in its body will address and what the general nature of the conclusion will be.
If you begin by describing a scenario, you can end with the same scenario as proof that your essay was helpful in creating a new understanding. Example, introduction, from the parking lot, I could see the towers of the castle of the Magic.
Even more important, they make the argument readily accessible to readers and remind them of that purpose from start to end. Think of it this way. As the writer of an essay, you're essentially a lawyer arguing in behalf of a client (your thesis) before a judge (the reader) who will decide the case (agree or disagree with you).
That is, while I can see what the general topic is, I still don't know the way the writer will draw the facts together, or even really what the paper is arguing in favor of.