Write a Conclusion to an Informal Essay

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Round out an explanatory essay with a lesson dedicated to writing the conclusion. This is the fifth of a six part series that walks through several of the major steps of writing an informational essay. After a brief review of what's been covered in the previous lessons, the instructor walks viewers through three steps: 1) Reread the draft 2) Think about relating back to what's been written already 3) writing the conclusion.

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Pros

  • The instructor gives insight into her thinking process as she composes the conclusion, including several questions that writers can use to guide the conclusion
Cons

  • Be sure to prep the class ahead of time for the domain-specific language about invertebrates mentioned at the start of the lesson
  • The instructor includes writing the conclusion as a part of writing the final draft, not as a step before; another revision round that includes time for editing the conclusion may be necessary
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