Improve Your Essay Conclusion with These 5 Secrets

Sergio Guevara

Sergio Guevara

Head of Client Success at Gradehacker

Updated on February, 2023

5 Easy Secrets To Improve Your Essay Conclusions

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Do you ever get a headache just by thinking about an upcoming research paper?  Yes, it even happens to the best of us.

An essay is usually composed of several parts, like the abstract, introduction, body, you name it. But one section is mandatory in all papers, and that is the conclusion.

An effective conclusion paragraph is very important because regardless of how well-written an essay’s body is, with a poor conclusion, you will not get the grade you desire!

Here at Gradehacker, we specialize in helping college students with their essays. From our years of experience, we have seen how many students struggle with writing conclusions and we’ve frequently heard how our clients find conclusions the hardest aspect of essay writing.

Don’t worry! Learning to write a stronger conclusion paragraph and compelling essays that will leave your professors speechless is possible.

This article will give you tips we have gathered over the years on improving your entire paper and essay’s conclusion.

By following these tips, you will knock your professor’s socks off!

Essay conclusion. Student writing essay

Don't Forget About Your Thesis!

A common mistake when writing a conclusion that keeps students away from writing successful essays is that they often forget the argumentative essay part. 

This is less seen in shorter essays than in larger ones; why? Because it can be easier to forget the original idea of your thesis when writing a final broader statement.

This doesn’t mean that in your essay’s closing arguments, you have to repeat points you already affirmed. Simply make a general account of your essay’s key arguments and try to use simple language.

Reaffirming your thesis is not complicated at all, and it will give a much more serious sense of closure!

Are you having problems finding a good thesis statement for your essay? Check our video to get the solution you need!

The Simpler the Conclusion, The Better!

You may be inclined to surprise your teacher with an elaborate conclusion full of fancy words that you don’t even know the meaning of. 

Believe us, this is not going to surprise your instructor! 

It will actually look like you tried too hard to write an unnecessarily complicated conclusion. Always remember that straightforward writing concept are a lot easier to remember than excessively long paragraphs. 

The same applies to your conclusion, the simpler it is, the more efficient your conclusion will be as your thesis and methodology will be easier to understand.

Mention Your Thesis Statement's Supporting Points

Alright. In one of the previous steps, you learned the importance of reaffirming your central thesis in the conclusions.

Now, to give the academic writing touch we need on essays, summarizing the points you used to prove your thesis will take it to a next level.

This can be through exposing research methods, your personal experiences or personal connection about what you wrote, scientific analytical discussion, etc.

The key point is to recognize the methodology used in your essay so that the reader does not feel lost in the body paragraphs and can quickly remember what your findings were.

Essay Conclusion. person making a thesis on the computer.

Avoid Sounding Like Everyone Else

Is there anything sadder than starting a conclusion with something like ‘to sum up,’ ‘to summarize,’ or the nefarious ‘in conclusion’? 

We don’t think so! It’s the final paragraph, the reader of your essay or your professor already knows this is the conclusion. Plus, they have seen it in the section that says ‘Conclusion,’ therefore, you do not need to reaffirm that the essay is already ending.

To start writing a simple conclusion, consider the tips we have mentioned before. Teachers love a paper with a good flow, especially if it ends with a conclusion that is well-written

Also, with minimal effort, you can make the reader more interested in your presentation content.

In this way, it will be much easier for you as a writer to move from one idea to another and give the final closure to your essay. The conclusion provides the space for the reader to understand the intention and thesis of your essay thoroughly.

If you want to learn more ways you can write and create an outstanding argumentative essay that doesn’t sound like everyone else’s, check out our video!

Now is the Time to Give Your Paper a Final Review

How will a conclusion be good if the rest of your essay is inconsistent? 

After writing the end of your paper, you will find this is the best time to do a general review of everything you have written so far. 

You can check grammar mistakes, the flow of your writing and see that it meets all the assignment requirements. Besides, you’ll have the opportunity to reread and analyze the previous points of your essay, so this is also particularly useful if you want to add or subtract information from your conclusion

Either way, this will help you give the final touch to your essay, since after this review, not only will this help the conclusion be polished, but also the overall essay.

Essay conclusion. Adult man studying.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Conclusions

Don’t let any section of your paper discourage you. Especially if we are talking about conclusions! 

Follow these steps, and we assure you that you’ll write conclusions in less than five minutes. Just keep it simple and reaffirm your thesis through the exposition of your methods.

Now you are ready to give an incredible conclusion to any of your discussion posts, exams, and dissertations! With a little practice, you will start writing conclusions like a pro!

We understand how writing conclusions can be anxiety-provoking! 

We hope that these tips will help you in the conclusion writing process and that you will finally be able to master an essay’s finish. But if you continue having problems with it, you can always trust Gradehacker to help you with your papers and assignments!

Sergio Guevara

Sergio Guevara

Sergio Guevara has been an avid essay writer and researcher for Gradehacker since 2018. He has helped countless non-traditional students with a plethora of subjects like literature, nursing, and history. Now as the head of the Client Success Team he’s constantly involved with SEO-driven content that can make the life of both non-traditional and traditional college students much easier. You can find him on LinkedIn