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How to write the conclusion for a discursive essay

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.

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

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

  3. Summarise the main points in your essay.

  4. Keep the conclusion to one paragraph in length.

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About the Author

Laura Jerpi has been working in marketing since 2007. She is an interactive copywriter who writes for Thought Leadership Publications, Ai InSite and South Source. Jerpi holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Robert Morris University.

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