Essay Conclusions

Aim: this exercise is to help you to remember the structure and content of the introduction to an academic essay, and to practise your grammar.

Writing Conclusions
When writing any kind of text, your conclusion is very important because it will leave your reader(s) with either a negative or positive overall impression of your work. An effective conclusion may consist of one or more paragraphs and the information will be sequenced in four or more basic steps. Generally speaking, an effective conclusion:

  1. summarizes the main points presented in a text
  2. evaluates the arguments presented
  3. provides a statement of the writer’s view on the topic
  4. provides reasons for the writer’s stance/suggests ways to improve a situation/recommends further investigation of some kind  


  • Read the words in the following box.
  • When you have finished, click the 'Start Exercise' button. The words will disappear, and each letter will be replaced by an underline.
  • Fill in the box with a word that you think was in the text. Use your memory and your knowledge of grammar and sentence structure to help you.
  • Then either press 'Enter' or click the ? button beside the box to check if the word is correct.
  • Continue until you have re-built the complete text.
  • You can use the Tips buttons below the text if you need help, but this will reduce your score.



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Last updated on: Friday, March 23, 2012