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How To Properly End A Persuasive Essay

Just like any piece of writing, you can end your persuasive essay any way you want too.  If you’re trying to get the best grades for all the work you put in, however, following a tried and tested structure might be in your best interest (apart from using a grammar cleanup software).

Most persuasive essays can be effectively ended using a three-part conclusion structure.  Any time you’re finishing up a piece of writing in this genre and aren’t sure how to close, you can employ this as you standard format.

  1. Restate the thesis.  Don’t repeat the main topic verbatim.  Instead, restate it in a new way as a way to remind the reader what the primary thrust of the essay is about.
  2. Summarize your main points.  You don’t need to get into much detail here.  Just run down all the major points you discussed in the paper as a way to keep it fresh in the reader’s mind.
  3. Insert a concluding comment or call to action.  This is your closing statement so make it count.  What you write will depend on what you’re hoping to persuade your readers to do.  You can end with a prediction (something that will happen if something doesn’t change), a question (to get your readers to make their own predictions), a recommendation (actions that can be taken either by the reader or those responsible for the issues) or a related quotation.

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