How To Write A Research Paper Conclusion Paragraph

You probably already have a basic knowledge of what a conclusion paragraph does in your research paper.  It wraps up all the information that you went over in the paper and gives the reader the more to think about or let them know that the paper is finished.  The basic set up to a paragraph has a topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence, which in a conclusion has to conclude the entire paper.  Unlike other paragraphs that use this sentence to transition the reader to the next paragraph, now that you know the basics, I’m going to give you some suggestions that you can use in your conclusion paragraph.

Suggestion On What To Put In Your Conclusion Paragraph

  1. This is a popular one used for my research papers; write a brief summary of all the main points in your paper.  This is good for a long research paper because then it reminds the reader of the points you made.
  2. Ask the reader a question that provokes them to think more on the topic of the paper.  This question should be an open ending question that has been semi answered in the body of your research paper.  This way they have the facts on the subject but can form their own opinion.
  3. Paint a picture for the reader; give them an image of the topic of your research paper.  If you show them a picture that helps get you point across and shows them a new way to look at the subject then your topic will stick out in their mind.
  4. Tell the reader about further action that needs to be done on the subject.  If you are doing a research paper on cancer treatment and you don’t think enough is being done, tell the readers about it.  This can make the reader get behind you on the subject that you discussed in your research paper.
  5. End with a warning on the subject, if you feel that the topic is something that need to come with a warning like, the book 1984.  Tell the reader that if we don’t start to stand up for ourselves the events in the book could happen now.
  6. Compare your topic or points to other situations to give the reader more examples of your topic.  When you universalize with your reader, it gets the point across to them better.
  7. Give the results and consequences to your topic.  For example, tell the reader about how leaving forest can endanger animals is a good result and consequence of cutting down the rainforest.