Answered By: Chrissine Cairns
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2018     Views: 10

Typically, a conclusion summarizes the main idea of the paper and leaves the reader with a lasting (sometimes future-focused) impression of the topic.  You may need to restate the thesis statement if your instructor prefers this, but be sure to state it in new words to avoid repetition

For more help writing a conclusion, please refer to this tutorial on introductions and conclusions.  The Effective Writing Podcast Series also includes an episode on conclusions.