To write a closing argument, reread the introduction and the body paragraphs to note the important ideas. Write a short conclusion that restates the thesis and summarizes the main supporting reasons.
- Reread the introduction
Reread the introduction or opening statement to get a sense of the overall argument. The closing argument should echo the introduction paragraph by making general statements about the subject and providing the thesis statement.
- Reread the body paragraphs
Reread the body paragraphs, and note the main supporting ideas of the thesis. Be clear about what the main ideas of the argument are in the closing. Summarize the important ideas that support the thesis in the closing argument.
- Keep the closing short
The closing argument should be brief and focused. It should restate the thesis and the main supporting reasons with power and passion. Keep in mind what you want your readers or listeners to believe about the issue you are discussing. Make sure that the conclusion tells your audience that. To make your closing argument more powerful, use a quote that complements your argument or an anecdote that illustrates your thesis. Cite your source, and make sure that the quote or anecdote matches your argument perfectly.