The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts, from kindergarten through college, published in English education journals from the past.
Topic: Final Paragraph
Title: “Some Resources for Conclusions in Student Essays.” Dana C. Elder. College Composition and Communication (October 1987), 350-354.
Summary: The author says right off: “Obviously no sure-fire recipe for conclusions [concluding paragraphs] exists.” But he does offer some options: 1. To dispose the reader favorably towards oneself and unfavorably towards the adversary. 2. To recapitulate. 3. To offer the reader specific suggestions for further action, study or reflection.
Comment: When in doubt, summarize your ideas. RayS.