Writing A Conclusion Paragraph And RUBRIC PDF

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Writing a Conclusion Paragraph for your Social Studies/Language Arts Research Paper
“BASIC” MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:
 must BEGIN with a restated thesis statement that clearly restates the 3 subtopics discussed in your paper.
(This is your FIRST sentence.)
 NEVER introduces new details that haven’t been discussed already o You don’t want frustrate your readers by mentioning some new statistic or fact that you aren’t going to thoroughly explain. Your readers shouldn’t have more unanswered questions after reading your paper than they did before they began.
 Should NEVER insult the reader by saying, “I wrote about…” or “In this paragraph, I will…” or “The purpose of this paper is…” The reader is smart enough to know what he/she just read,
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/ because …. (add an explanation, elaboration or opinion about what you learned)_________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________.
b. Another thing I learned was that (your focus topic) ________________’s (subtopic 2) _________________, was/ had/ (choose one thing you discussed in your paper from body paragraph #2) _________________________ and….
/ because …. (add an explanation, elaboration or opinion about what you learned) _______________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.
c. I also learned that ________________’s (subtopic 3) __________________, I learned (choose one thing you discussed in your paper from body paragraph #3) ______________________________ and…. / because…. (add an explanation, elaboration or opinion about what you learned) _______________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________.

6. What do you want your readers to do or remember now that they’ve finished reading your paper?
Tell them. This needs to be the last sentence of your conclusion paragraph.
Suggestions/ Options: (1) End with a Question, (2) End by making a future prediction; (3) End with by using and explaining a quotation from an
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