Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Year Six homework - Essay conclusions - Thursday 27th September

The final paragraph - the conclusion - should close the discussion by presenting the reader with your point of view. The conclusion is where you finally state, in a short and to-the-point manner, the answers to any question you have been discussing. You should do this by summing up the points from both sides that you agreed with.

Make it perfectly clear where you stand, even if that is somewhere in the middle.

In a discursive essay, this is your chance to persuade your readers to agree with your point of view, and to impress yourself upon them as a writer and thinker.

Try beginning the conclusion with a short starter like "in conclusion," "to conclude," "in summary," and "to sum up.":

In conclusion, I believe that children should not be forced to wear school uniform

Homework: Write your essay on the following title: 'Modern Art is Rubbish - my five-year-old could do that' Discuss.

You must write at least a side of A4. Everything written should be a full paragraph -no bullet points in the essay itself, please.

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