Writing the conclusion well

Just like people remember the final act of a play and the last scene of a movie, they remember the concluding chapter of a project. That is why it is essential that the conclusion is written well. Many writers make the mistake of putting a lot of effort into the preliminary chapters of a project. But when the time comes to write the conclusion, they prepare it with great haste. This spoils the project for the reviewer. Just imagine what it would be like for a reviewer to read a good report and just when it comes to the important parts, he finds that it is a bit of a mess. A badly written conclusion is one of the reasons that so many students score low marks on their projects, even though they have put a lot of effort into the research and the formatting of the project.

Just before they start to write the conclusion, the students should pause for some time and read their whole project. They should review what they have researched, what they have hypothesised and what they have discovered. They should consider what they can do to encapsulate the theme of the whole project in a short and attractive chapter. It is important that whatever has been found out during the course of the research is interpreted and written cogently for the benefit of the reviewer.

Students can seek out the counsel of their advisors when they are writing the conclusions. They can also approach professional writers and editors to help them frame the sentences in the correct way. It is vital for students to remember that most readers only remember the conclusion far more than they remember the previous chapters. Therefore, they should think long and hard when they are writing the closing pages.