Conclusion & Appendix Menu Comments


Restate Thesis - Begin your conclusion by restating in more detail the central claim or thesis of your paper (Turabian Chapter 10, 10.2.1, p. 109).

Point Out Significance - After restating your paper's central claim or thesis, frame the importance of your paper for your readers; highlight why the topic is traditionally significant, new contexts in which the topic is or may be important, or new applications for the ideas, approaches, or findings in your paper (Chapter 10, 10.2.2, p. 109).

Further Research - A single paper is rarely the definitive word on any particular topic. Identify and suggest to readers future avenues of exploration or research that would complement or extend the ideas or research in your paper (Chapter 10, 10.2.2, p. 109).


Unsupported Conclusion - The conclusion is not sufficiently supported by what is written in the paper.

Weak Conclusion - The conclusion is too weak. Revisit the main points of the paper and revise the conclusions to be relevant, focused, and supported by the rest of the paper.


Appendix - Include supplemental materials in appendices. Appendices might include brief information that is easily printed, a discussion of any complicated tools used, and any article lists that were not previously mentioned but bear source data for the paper (Turabian A.2.3.2, p. 398-399).