Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing the summary, part of Writing Research Papers.
…As its name indicates, this ending, this summary, this conclusion is one of…the last parts of the of the research paper to be written.…And of course, appears at the end.…This ending should be a logical completion of the main points in the paper and…leave the reader with a final thought.…The ending just like the introduction, can take different forms,…depending on the topic and the purpose.…Even though you do have choices for the ending.…As I told you in the beginning, or…I'm now going to end my paper are not among those choices.…And although not necessarily incorrect,…try to avoid the much overused in summary and in conclusion.…Also, some instructors may assign a certain type of ending, so…be certain to follow those requirements.…
If no specific requirements are given, then here are some choices to consider.…Your goal, of course, should be to end with a final point, that flows from or…recaps the essay's main ideas or points.…Don't just summarize.…You do want your reader to understand how your entire research paper…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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