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English 10 Ms. Bugasch September 18, 2013 “C” Day Goals 1. Review body paragraphs 1. Learn how to write a 5 – paragraph essay: Conclusions
FFW Take out homework: Body Paragraphs Answer the following questions in your notebook: o What do you know about conclusions? o What should every conclusion include? Discuss
Homework Review Go over/discuss/revise and edit body paragraph #1 and #2
Writing Conclusions THE CONCLUSION Just as every essay has a clear beginning, it should have a clear ending. The last paragraph, also know as the conclusion, should make your essay sound finished. The concluding paragraph typically has TWO parts: 1. The summary statement is one or two sentences which restate the thesis in a fresh way to reinforce the essay's main idea and main points. 2. The clincher is a final thought which should create a lasting impression on the reader.
Here are some examples of thesis statements and summary statements: Thesis Statement: Many Americans are buying the Toyota Corolla because of its competitive price, fuel economy, and high resale value. Summary Statement: Reasonable pricing, low miles per gallon, and an attractive resale value have all contributed to the popularity of the Toyota Corolla in today's market. Thesis Statement: San Francisco is a stimulating place to visit because of its magnificent location, its theaters and art galleries, and its many fine restaurants. Summary Statement: If you love beautiful surroundings, world class theater and art, and an exquisite meal, then San Francisco is the place for you.
The Clincher The clincher, also referred to as the closer, is your last opportunity to connect with the reader. One way to make the most of this moment is to return to the technique you used for your grabber. o Complete the anecdote. o Make a prediction or recommendation based on the facts or statistics. o Ask a final rhetorical question. o Use a new quotation or refer back to the opening quotation. o Continue the original description of a character, setting, or object.
In-Class Practice Write body paragraph #3 Write conclusions