An Effective Conclusion
The standard for Closure in the Grade 12 Informational Writing Rubric reads, “Provides a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).”
Note that the standard does not say, “Summarizes what you have written already in your essay.” While to conclude is to end, in an essay it is more than that. It is to come to a conclusion about something or settle something. A conclusion must follow from and support the information and explanation in the body of the essay.
- Look at the example of an effective conclusion.