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Use sub-conclusions to strengthen coherence in your assignment. 

In large assignments, it can be a good idea to regularly conclude on your observations and studies. Especially if your analysis comprises multiple steps or parts. You can do this by writing sub-conclusions to sum up longer sections and make your assignment more coherent. Sub-conclusions help to give your reader an overview of your method, your arguments and the contribution of the section in relation to the overall purpose of the assignment. 

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In a sub-conclusion, you can: 

  • underline the purpose of the previous section. 

  • present the results you have achieved. 

  • point to areas in which you still need answers (and explain that you will address these in the following section(s)). 

  • find material for the final conclusion of the assignment. 

Note that: A sub-conclusion should be brief and to the point. 

Read about the conclusion of an assignment and metalanguage


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