Thesis Conclusion Chapter: Writing Tips and Tricks

Do you remember the last time you were thinking "I can't handle writing my papers anymore"? While it is the last hurdle to tackle in essay writing, the conclusion of a thesis bears as much importance to an essay like the introduction. Besides showing your understanding of the topic, the conclusion also provides a chance to support your argument actively.

Since it is the last part however, many students pay little attention to the conclusion thus making it rank top of the most underperformed parts of essay writing. To ensure that you acquire the most point, here are some do’s and don’ts of writing an excellent thesis conclusion chapter. 

  1. Do summarize your argument

    In conclusion, present your most persuasive evidence, a summary of the essay and the overall findings of the dissertation. As such, ensure that you tackle the major points that prove your point of view. 

  2. Although you can delve into an argument more profound, ensure not to introduce a new point in this section. By adding a new idea, you confuse a reader’s mind, thus bringing about chaos. 

  3. Make recommendations

    Recommendations go a long way in further showing that you are well versed with the topic. When offering the proposal, mention the methods by which your thesis could potentially inform future studies.

  4. Avoid clichés To make your essay engaging, avoid using cues like “in conclusion” and “in summary” to introduce the conclusion. Instead, let your conclusion fall naturally with the previous paragraph or use a better phrase like “it is visible” or “It is clear.”

  5. Proofread your work

    Having spent a substantial amount to create a masterpiece thesis, it is easy to jot the conclusion down and proceed to submit without double-checking. However, this may result in wrong relaying of meaning and grammatical errors.

To avoid losing marks, reread your essay to ensure that it is free of errors. Also, ensure to countercheck your facts to ensure each argument in conclusion exists in the body.

  • Don’t copy an item earlier stated verbatim

    While it is commendable to echo your sentiments from earlier in the essay, ensure that you don’t copy a paragraph from the body and paste in conclusion. While it won’t be penalized, it makes your conclusion dull and lesser appealing to the examiner.

    Here, you can interlink various elements of arguments to produce a solid argument that fully supports your stand on the thesis. 

  • Don’t be too wordy

    Given you are famished from writing the entire essay, you may be tempted to stuff the conclusion with words and finalize the thesis. To gain the full points, however, ensure that you use short structured sentences that are easy to comprehend and containing a valid argument.

  • Like the rest of the essay, ensure that this section consists of short structured paragraphs with each carrying an independent idea.

  • Don’t end with a cliff hanger

    Unlike novels, a thesis is meant to exhaust all approaches on the assigned topic. As such, offer a concise summary without leaving readers in suspense.