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How to Write a Conclusive Statement


The conclusive statement of your report is a highly important section. It leaves a final impression on the reader by analyzing the main points in the report, leading these points to a solid conclusion and expressing a final opinion. A conclusive statement provides the reader with a sense of closure. Knowing how to close your report neatly and effectively is often helpful in increasing the impact of your argument.

Come up with two or three sentences that analyze the information included in your report. This analysis should not just consist of a summary of the information in the report, rather it should attempt to delve into how you found the information and for what reason. Pick out and draw attention to the most important arguments made in the report.

Gather facts, integrate issues and lead the reader to a solid conclusion based on these facts. This step should consist of no more than two sentences. Draw a conclusion based on facts, not opinion. Here, the reader is shown that the information in your report fits together and leads toward a valid argument. The report is given a clear meaning.

Express your own opinion of the report and its conclusion in two or three sentences. Talk about other factors that might have affected the final conclusion and possible alternative conclusions. It also is possible that questions regarding the possibility of further research and study might be raised.

About the Author

Angeliki Coconi started writing in 1999 with the theater comedy "Loop," produced in Athens. In 2001 she wrote and produced another comedy, "Modern Cinderella." In 2006 she was awarded a Master of Science in literature from the University of Edinburgh. In 2009 Coconi obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Screenwriting from Napier University of Edinburgh.