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6 Great Tips On How To Write A Conclusion For A Comparative Essay


This is a user-friendly, easy to follow guide on writing a brilliantly original conclusion for your comparative essay. It can be applied to pretty much any academic paper on subjects ranging from economics, history, literature, poetry and politics, even science. It will stop just short of how to instruct you specifically on your writing but will give you clues as to where you should begin.

  1. Advice before you leave
  2. Set aside your paper for a day or two and give yourself some time to breathe. Think carefully how you can leave a memorable imprint on your readers. You want to inspire or encourage readers to take up your comparative analyses further with their own inquiries. When you write your conclusion, try to leave room for something new and original and apart from what has already been written.

  3. Show don’t preach
  4. Similar writing principles are applied. You are making comparisons, and now you are drawing your summarized conclusions. While you remain objective throughout, you are not required to invigorate readers with strong arguments. All you have to do is make a presentation of your findings.

  5. Reminding readers
  6. The conclusion is designed to remind your readers of what you stated at the beginning of your paper and what followed. It is the sum total of your work and should at least entice readers to take up your line of thinking.

  7. Leaving readers with food for thought
  8. By summarizing your own thoughts in not more than one or two sentences, you are highlighting your own originality in a concluding angle. This requires further introspection. See point 1 above.

  9. Summarize everything
  10. The conclusion’s main, functional purpose is to summarize what you have done. In no more than six sentences, it is an abbreviation of everything that has been written since the essay introduction. It adopts a formal, academic tone by also including your objective, theory-based findings, which are the successful result of your comparative analyses.

  11. Finish with a flourish
  12. Do not be afraid of adding a little creativity to your academic work. This does not mean leading readers astray with subjective or emotive remarks. Somewhere within the reservoir of your reading and research you may have come across a statement that impressed you personally. You can tailor this into an anecdotal conclusion that endures.

This list is not all inclusive nor was it intended to be so. But what is clear is that it is indicative of some of the most basic but important principles of concluding a paper designed to make comparative remarks or arguments on any given topic.

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