It is also your chance to show how you’ve proven your thesis throughout the research paper.
An introduction paragraph should go from broad (first sentence as a hook to bring readers in) to narrow (thesis statement that specifically addresses your paper’s claim).
why should people read my paper or care that I’ve written it? In your conclusion, you want to synthesize the information in your paper, not simply summarize it.
Your readers already looked through your piece of writing and know what it says.
To synthesize effectively, you need to show your readers how everything you put in your research paper fits together to create a cohesive whole. To bake a cake, you first have all of the ingredients stand on their own.
However, once you combine them all together, you have created something new.
Now, this is where most students worry about redundancy.
Instead of rewriting the points exactly as you have before, you want to shorten them up by taking the main ideas of the whole paper and turning them into concise sentences that get straight to the point.
You don’t want to risk not saying enough, but you also don’t want to drone on.
As a good rule of thumb, your conclusion should be about the same length of your introduction paragraph.