Have you ever heard of the statement, “going out with a bang”? Like any other session, an academic essay should conclude with an interesting paragraph. The conclusion is very prominent in an essay. Readers, who have a habit of making a decision on whether or not to read a text, first read the introduction and skip to the conclusion to get an idea of what is on offer. As such, the conclusion should get attention equal to the rest of the essay.
Therefore, to know how to write a thoughtful essay is also to know how to write a conclusion. Remember though, your essay should flow seamlessly from the introduction, through the body and onto the concluding paragraph, or section. As a result, you should perfect the skill of writing well transitioning paragraphs, so that the conclusion does not have the effect of a ‘jarring end’, where the reader is abruptly cut off from the essay’s flow.