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Unformatted text preview: “should, must, ought, needs to be” Occasionally the conclusion of a research essay may call for a specific action or change of attitude or a change in the focus of the essays’ discipline CONCLUSION- often shorter than the introduction Usually confirm the KNOWLEDGE DEFICIT addressed in the essay Principle function of the conclusion: To CONFIRM the THESIS initially presented in the intro and proven in the body paragraph Remind the reader of any important findings in the body of the essay BIG ISSUE Must appear the in conclusion, because the BI gives meaning to the thesis Discuss the essay’s LIMITATIONS-Especially if you feel that you haven’t given something adequately-May identify questions for future research-The conclusion is the ONLY appropriate place for moral statements Ex. CONCLUSION: Restatement of the knowledge deficit Confirm and strengthened thesis Rhetorical call to action Big Issue...
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- Spring '09