How to write the conclusion for a discursive essay

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A discursive essay is typically assigned to students at the college level. Its subject matter can vary from a quote that many different meanings can be drawn from, to a hotly debated issue. When writing the body of a discursive essay, you should remain neutral and explore all of the different sides of a topic. Do not let your own feelings show through until you get to the end of the essay and being writing the conclusion.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    State your opinion on the topic that you wrote the essay about.

  2. 2

    Provide evidence to back up your opinion and explain why you believe this to be correct.

  3. 3

    Summarise the main points in your essay.

  4. 4

    Keep the conclusion to one paragraph in length.

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