The nature of the reflection will depend on your topic (Woodward-Kron, 1997) but questions such as these may be considered: What is the significance of your findings?
What are the implications of your conclusions for this topic and for the broader field? Are there any other factors of relevance that impact upon the topic but fell outside the scope of the essay?
First, we don't want to finish with a sentimental flourish that shows we're trying to do too much.
It's probably enough that our essay on recycling will slow the growth of the landfill in Hartford's North Meadows.
Here is a brief list of things that you might accomplish in your concluding paragraph(s).* There are certainly other things that you can do, and you certainly don't want to do all these things.
They're only suggestions: Here is the concluding paragraph of George Orwell's famous essay, "Politics and the English Language." If you would like to read the entire essay from which this conclusion is taken (and check out, especially, the beginning), click HERE.
") The conclusion should contain a definite, positive statement or call to action, but that statement needs to be based on what we have provided in the essay.
Second, the conclusion is no place to bring up new ideas.
Since you don't know what Fascism is, how can you struggle against Fascism?
One need not swallow such absurdities as this, but one ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.