Have you done this in your conclusion?
- Have you understood the importance of a finely crafted, ‘watertight’ conclusion?
- Does your conclusion contain a summary of all of the arguments related to the topic that you have discussed throughout the essay?
- Have you reiterated the key terms of the question?
- Have you given a final judgement (as related to the ‘judgement demand’)?
- Have you used appropriate but sophisticated language?
- Does your conclusion leave the reader satisfied that all of the arguments, judgements and analysis of key terms, have been drawn together with clarity and finality?
- Have you included historiography in your conclusion?
- Have you challenged the question?
- Have you been able to conclude with an original, pithy exit sentence?
- Does your conclusion leave the reader with a good final impression of your ability and your work?
If you have answered “Yes” to all of these questions, you have finished the course. Well done, you are a successful writer of history.