The Conclusion

the conclusion

This final stage in an academic paragraph is optional and usually short. If it is present, it is usually only one or two sentences.

The content of the final stage is unlike sentences in the Body - it does not present specific information to elaborate the Topic. It usually contains general information which either concludes, or links the paragraph to the next one.

  • Concluding is done either by summarising the content of the Body, or by commenting on all, or one aspect of it.
  • Linking is done by introducing the next paragraph's topic often also relating it to the present topic.

Examples & Exercises