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Unformatted text preview: how the points you made and the support and examples you used fit together. Pull it all together. Point to broader meanings or themes . For example, if your essay is about George being a good friend to Lennie, explain what Steinbecks novel shows about the friendship. Things to Avoid Beginning with an unnecessary, overused phrase such as "in conclusion," "in summary," or "in closing." Although these phrases can work in speeches, they come across as wooden and trite in writing. Re-stating the thesis with the same words as you did in your introduction. Introducing a new idea or subtopic in your conclusion. Making sentimental, emotional appeals that are out of character with the rest of an analytical paper. Including evidence (quotations, examples) that should be in the body of the paper....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course LIT 113 taught by Professor Howard during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Fall '09