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Conclusion About To Kill A Mockingbird Essay

Introduction

When writing an introduction, remember that the purpose of the introduction is to inform the responder of the contents of the composition. This means that the points you include will need to be discussed in the body of your work. Never include a point in your introduction that is not discussed in the body of your work. Try to outline as briefly as possible your answer to the question, outline the topics that you will cover and introduce your thesis.

In Australia it is important that you do not start with a dictionary definition. This seems to be the norm in some parts of the world but is generally not used in Australia. The reason for this is that teachers are looking for your definition, rather than a definitive one - your opinion is what is important.

Taking the sample question on To Kill a Mockingbird, in the introduction, we need to incorporate the answer to the question, the three topics and the thesis. We do not need to go into detail about any of the topics. The introduction tells the marker what is to follow in the body of the exposition. Let's look at an example. Look for where the points are outlined.

The themes are expressed through the narrator, Scout, and the changes she undergoes as she grows older.

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Conclusion

When writing a conclusion it is important that the question is revisted. View the conclusion as the ultimate summing up of your ideas. Answer the question and, having explained it in more detail thr ough the body of the composition, express the meaning of your thesis. Be sure that all the important points are covered. Answer the question, including the evaluation of how important Atticus is to the impact of the themes. Restate the link between Atticus and the themes and how the composer has linked Atticus and the themes. Explain your thesis. Consider the following example.

Atticus Finch, as the father of the main character and narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, has a crucially important impact on the themes of the novel. Scout's understanding and perceptions of the world broaden and become more complex as she is guided through a morally difficult time by Atticus. His courage, integrity and empathy stand as examples for how to live and behave through the narrator's eyes. The presentation of Atticus as an open and respectful parent opens up his personality to responders and the contrast between his ideals and the ideals of others in Maycomb emphasise his thematic importance, the importance of a moral education, the uncertain boundaries between good and evil and the injustices of social inequality.

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Based on the question, it seems to me that you already have your essay written, and you need help with the concluding paragraph. I can offer some suggestions on basic conclusion tactics. I don't know your chosen themes, so I will be unable to tailor my answer toward them.  

Conclusions are hard to write. I absolutely dreaded writing them as a high school and college student. Introductions were tough too, but nothing like a...

Based on the question, it seems to me that you already have your essay written, and you need help with the concluding paragraph. I can offer some suggestions on basic conclusion tactics. I don't know your chosen themes, so I will be unable to tailor my answer toward them.  

Conclusions are hard to write. I absolutely dreaded writing them as a high school and college student. Introductions were tough too, but nothing like a conclusion, so I understand your frustration. The thing about a conclusion is that it needs to summarize previous points and reiterate the thesis. It needs to do both of those things without sounding repetitive. That last part is the part that always frustrated me.

One simple solution is to present your reader with a slightly reworded thesis statement. Don't just copy and paste it. I know that it sounds like a small thing, but it works. Second, don't spend a tremendous amount of time summarizing what your reader has just read. Your reader needs a simple reminder of your main points. That's it.

The "meat" of your conclusion is then convincing your reader of something. You likely spent the majority of the paper or essay convincing your reader why you are correct. Now, in the conclusion, convince your reader to care. Why is what he just read important? That's the direction that your conclusion needs to go.

Last suggestion: eNotes has a section of their website called "Essay Lab." You can turn your essay in there, and it will be gone over by a Golden Pen Educator. You can submit the essay with a brief description that alerts the educator to the fact that you are looking for help with the conclusion.