Now that you have moved from the general to the specific, your conclusion should begin pulling back to more general information that restates the main points of your argument. Conclusions may also call for action or future research possibilities.


The following outline may help you conclude your paper:

In a general way,

  • Briefly summarize your topic and why it is important,
  • Repeat your thesis/claim,
  • Address any opposing viewpoints and explain why readers should align with your position,
  • Call for action or overview future research possibilities.

Remember don’t try to bring in new points or end with a different conclusion!