Successful Academic Writing


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Structure your writing

The conclusion to an academic paper always:

  • Summarises the main points given in the essay
  • Draws together the ideas to explain how they connect and relate
  • Shows how you have answered the question

The conclusion may also:

  • Suggest some further research
  • Give a concluding statement
  • Pose a further question

If you are unsure what this means in effect, have a look at our example conclusions.

Download some example conclusions here

Go on now to find out how to format and present your writing successfully.