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Race & Racism Seminar Guide: Conclusion

This LibGuide is designed for Professor Ross's Fall 2016 Race & Racism Seminar Course



The conclusion is the last impression of your work and it tends to be remembered. This section should leave the reader excited, informed, and interested in exploring the topic further. The conclusion, much like the introduction, may be crafted how the author sees fit, but it should not simple restate or summarize other parts of the paper. Authors should use the conclusion as an avenue to speak to the now-informed reader to reiterate their thesis and the relevance of the paper as a whole.

Skeleton Outline of a Conclusion Section

Conclusion Section

  • A short conclusion summarizes, but does not rehash, the analysis section.

  • This section should relate to issues or ramifications set out in the analysis section, inviting the reader to further reflection

  • You may discuss shortcoming here and open the door to further exploration

  • Suggestions for practitioners are often seen in the conclusion.