Writing Essay Conclusions

The video presentation for this session outlines the 4 Golden Rules for writing an essay conclusion. It then walks you through a practical example to demonstrate these golden rules in action. Additional resources to further assist you are also provided, including a model of the 4 Golden Rules and an annotated exemplar of the concluding paragraph example outlined in the video (both of which are available for download). Some useful weblinks and helpful English language resources to assist you with your essay writing are also provided.


Below are two downloadable resources to guide you when writing essay conclusions. The first is a model which outlines the 4 Golden Rules for Writing an Essay Conclusion. The second is an annotated exemplar of the sample conclusion shown in the video presentation demonstrating the 4 Golden Rules in action.

Griffith Health Writing and Referencing Guide – Writing your Essay - The Conclusion


Griffith University Study Smart Resources – Writing Your Assignment https://www.griffith.edu.au/library/study/write-assignments

Manchester Academic Phrasebank – Sentence starters and Phrasing for Academic Writing - http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

Curtin University – Better Essays - http://studyskills.curtin.edu.au/essays/

RMIT Learning LabWriting Skills - https://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/content/writing-skills

Griffith University - EnglishHELP Self-Help Resources
Griffith University - English Language Support
James Cook University - Develop Your English
RMIT Learning Lab - Academic Word List Tool
University of Adelaide - English as a Second Language Learning Resources
Curtin University Learning Centre - Better Grammar
Curtin University Learning Centre - Better Sentences
University of Technology Sydney - Grammar
La Trobe - Achieve@Uni - Language
Manchester Academic Phrasebank
BBC - Learning English