I particularly like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's resource page about conclusions… I have found that this pattern seems to help construct conclusions which go beyond simply "summarizing": , will be caught, and will be punished severely.
The same pattern can apply to any essay which seeks to establish and prove a proposition: In this case, the first words of each prong are each adjectives.
The completed thesis would therefore read as follows: The American government should increase funding for cancer research because increasing numbers of Americans are affected by cancer each year, innovative technologies require funding support and better understanding of cancer will lead to better preventive care.
A conclusion, therefore, is not merely a summary of what you just wrote in your essay.
A conclusion is a summary of what you just wrote in your essay AND a broader statement or inference based on the evidence and logic you've just provided.
General Introduction form (.pdf) General Conclusion form (.pdf) Example introduction/conclusion pair (.pdf) The smell of blood was heavy in the air.
In front of Napoleon, a pile of corpses sent a clear statement to the rest of the survivors, who looked on in shock.
A very basic but effective thesis statement is the "three prong" thesis.
For most high school writing, it will suffice, though more sophisticated writers learn to transcend this.
This lesson covers four of our favorite ways to kick off a great first draft.
We like to call this “vulnerability training” versus “warm-up exercises,” which is intended to prime you to “go deep” so you can write an amazing essay. Option #1: “If you really knew me…”Begin by saying the phrase “If you really knew me…” and share something personal with yourself (by writing in a blank document) or with a partner.