One effective way to wrap up an essay is to offer a prediction. The Macmillan American Dictionary explains that a prediction is “a statement about what you think will happen in the future.” It can be your opinion, but it’s not just a wild guess. Here, you make a prediction based on the evidence in your essay. In other words, you use the information in your essay to come to a logical conclusion about what might happen next. Try it!
- Write a paragraph. Start with the conclusion paragraph of your essay. Then end your conclusion with a prediction about what might happen in the future.
- Exchange your work with another student. Read what they wrote. Reply to them in another paragraph. Don’t say only things like “I agree” or “You’re right.” Try to add something meaningful to the discussion. Then return this to your partner.
- Finally, read what your classmate wrote in reply to your paragraph. Then write a few sentences to share your reaction. Give this to your teacher; they will offer feedback on your writing.
Here are some sentences with common errors. Follow the instructions to practice editing.