- Use a quote or an interesting fact about your subject.
- Recap your major points without repeating them word for word.
- Add a final point by explaining how the other points prove it to be true.
- Don't like these ideas? YouTube a few tutorials on "How to write a conclusion" and follow their instructions instead.
If I were writing my concluding paragraph on the movie Epic, here's how I would write it:
A quote by Arthur C. Clarke sums up the movie Epic: Magic is just science that we don't understand yet. Professor Bomba spends the entire film trying to prove there is a race of tiny people that inhabit the forest where he lives. In the end, his daughter proves this to be true. Sure, Epic is a great movie, but does it fit the traditional description of a fairy tale? My answer is yes. It's a giant battle between good and evil, and magic is a major force for both sides to use. There's a nice love story between MK and Nod, and most importantly, the good guys win before the end credits roll. Its moral and its use of the supernatural combine to make Epic a modern take on the stories we all loved as kids, plus it's good to see an original plotline instead of another remake. There are a few stereotypes I could do without, but overall, it's a good film that is worthy of our your time.
What would the outline for this paper look like?
MY MAIN IDEA - Yes, Epic is not only a modern day fairy tale, it's a good one.
BODY ONE - Several elements from traditional fairy tales are in Epic: fairies, magic, true love, and a fight to the death between good and evil.
BODY TWO - What does it say that classic fairy tales don't? The girl saves the day instead of being rescued. The child can know more about something than the parent. Describe how MK clues in her dad to the mysteries of the fairy world, and show how she was a crucial part of defeating the Boggans.
BODY THREE - What didn't I like about it? I'm tired of the nerdy, clueless scientist with glasses stereotype. It would have been better if Professor Bomba was more of a real person and less of a caricature.