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Introductions and Conclusions
Transcript of Introductions and Conclusions
Set the scene!
readers into your thesis and gives them
they need to grasp your paper/ideas.
Let them eat cake!
A thesis must:
Missing you all while I'm here...
How to Write Introductions and Conclusions
Brief background of character
History of the book/time period/historical event/etc.
Biography of the author
use any phrasing like, "In the prompt," "I have to argue about," etc.
tell your reader what to expect in the paper
It needs to be
Summarizing is for chumps;
is for winners!
be a broken record
(I read your paper, I don't need you to repeat everything I just read)
remind us of your thesis and your main points,
the points you made and the evidence you presented were not random,
but fit together
I want a bow. I like bows. Tie all of your ideas together in the conclusion. Pretty please.
Show the readers
the paper and your ideas in it were
important, convincing, meaningful, useful, etc.
I call the second part of the conclusion
I just read your whole paper and I want something more than a summary. I like gifts.
Moral of the story
: I'm needy. Give me bows (synthesize your main points) and gifts (give me a takeaway) in the conclusion.
I also want to be
excited when I finish reading your papers #teachergoals
Pack a final punch!
Ways to end your paper:
Challenge the reader
Look to the future
Pose a question
...Have fun with Halle and be good to one another.