And you want to do this in much the same way that Martin Luther King would have done with his captivated audience on that memorable day in 1963.
Conclusions are among the hardest parts of an essay to write well. You need to leave your reader with the best possible impression of your work.
And it’s true you’re likely to find all of these somewhere in the conclusion of an essay.
"Words and phrases like 'recap', 'summary' and 'restatement of your thesis' don't accurately describe what an essay conclusion is.
But rhetoric is one of the oldest scholarly disciplines in the world.
In Classical societies – and in fact right up to the beginning of the twentieth century – it was considered one of the most important disciplines throughout Western society.
A conclusion is so much more, and a lot hinges on how well it is done." But none of the phrases above fully grasp the function of an essay conclusion.
In fact, taking any one of them to be entirely synonymous with an essay conclusion is likely to lead you down the path towards writing bad essay conclusions, or at least missed-opportunity conclusions – conclusions that don’t take full advantage of their place at the end of the essay to fulfil their rhetorical potential.
Your audience is a set of moderately well-off individuals who regularly take expensive holidays.
But, they’re not sure they can afford to buy a second home in the Caribbean.