Conclusion Paragraph

The conclusion paragraph connects the introduction and body paragraphs. It needs to bring a sense of closure to the composition by including a personal comment or telling the reader what to do or believe. The conclusion paragraph can "make or break" the composition's effectiveness. If the paragraph finishes weak, the reader may not remember the stronger arguments made earlier or embrace what the writer is asking them to believe or do.

Summarize the Main Points and Restate the Position
The writer needs to summarize the main points and restate the position to help remind and persuade the reader.

Personal Comment, Solution, or Call to Action
The writer continues to close the composition by making a personal comment, offering a solution, or giving the reader a call for action. A personal comment might be to simply make a prediction about the situation or topic being argued, cite a quotation, or end with a question designed to make the reader ponder the arguments of the position. Some writers conclude by making a recommendation, while others make demands of the reader and ask them to take a specific action. If the writer expects the reader to follow through with action, the writer needs to explain what the next step is and how to take it.

Tie It Together
This last sentence concludes the composition and ties it all together by referring back to the "hook" in the introduction paragraph.
The sentence should be much more than just a restatement of the "hook", and the reader should be able to understand its connection to the "hook". A quotation can be an effective concluding sentence when tied back to the "hook".