Importance of conclusion in an essay or articleIn sports especially the races and runs, many athletes make a perfect start. However they may not be able to keep that start advantage till finishing and may lose just by a last lap by another runner. Finishing is very important. The cameras capture that moment of finishing. That stays in memory and history.
Similarly for an essay or article as in drama or movie, the ending, the conclusion or climax is important. It is the main takeaway for the viewers or readers. In an article it is "a closing paragraph that brings together the body paragraphs in a unifying theme"
But conclusion is not just a summary. It is a thoughtful end to the writing. A proper conclusion in an essay or article gives the reader a feeling of completion and satisfaction.
Based on the topics conclusion can include a brief summary, a relevant quotation to keep in mind, a forceful warning about consequences, and a generalisation. Though conclusion bears connection to introduction, it is not a repeat of introduction. Concluding paragraph should not bring a new point or argument on the subject. Conclusion is a "summary of what has been said or written and includes element of judgement or meaning of what has been said or written." A good conclusion for an article or essay is like the soft landing of an aeroplane taking you to your destination.
(This is the fifteenth and concluding thread for A Thread a day Challenge contest)