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Culmination of an Essay: Conclusions

Quiz by Kimberly Diaz

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  • Q1
    Which choice shows words and phrases that could signal a concluding paragraph?
    before too long, for instance, and next
    finally, in short, altogether
    of course, and again, elsewhere
  • Q2
    From the reader's perspective, a good conclusion should
    introduce a different topic so the reader wants to investigate a whole new concept.
    finish with a strong statement that summarizes the topic and satisfies the reader.
    restate the exact wording of your theme so the reader gets your point.
  • Q3
    Which of the following statements about conclusions is FALSE?
    in some situations, a good conclusion can be a single, strong sentence.
    in a short paper, a conclusion can be a few sentences long.
    a good conclusion must be at least two paragraphs long.
  • Q4
    Which technique could be an effective way to end a paper analyzing the main character's ambition in Robert Penn Warren's novel All the King's Men?
    a two‐sentence review praising the ambitious director of the movie that was made from the novel
    a story comparing politics and society today to the politics and society of the time the book was written
    a quotation from the novel about the main character's ambition, connecting to the paper's thesis
  • Q5
    How can a good conclusion help to unify an essay or paper?
    by apologizing in the last paragraph for the weak thesis at the beginning
    by restating the thesis—word for word—as it was written in the introduction
    by ending with a story, quote, or statement that connects to the main thesis
  • Q6
    In which situation should you AVOID summarizing the main points of your paper in the conclusion?
    when the reader needs a summary of a variety of technical information
    when the paper is brief and the key points are clear to the reader
    when the paper is fairly long and complex

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