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Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:40 PM

which questions need a conclusion and is there any difference in these type of essays other than conclusion?

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 01:05 PM

LO2's need conclusions
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 07:26 PM

Yes your LO2s must have conclusions, but it is good practice to conclude every essay (bith LO1 and LO2). Your LO2 questions are your part b questions in the exam and are more analytical.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 11:03 PM

Just as a side point and I don't suggest you do this as I think they will want conclusions for what you asked, but here at Cambridge we are told NEVER to write any form of conclusion in an essay. "Conclusions should be self evident. If the conclusion to your writing is not selfevident then there is something fundamentally wrong with what you have written."
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 07:44 PM

you cant pass an LO2 without a good, clear conclusion but yeah it is a good idea to put one in LO1s aswell, as it sorta rounds up the whole essay

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 06:03 PM

I know we are told that it's the LO2s that require conclusions but as this information (whether the question is an LO1 or an LO2) is unhelpfully not included on the paper, an easy way to remember is that LO1s, or 'non-conclusion' questions are usually 'describe', while LO2s are 'discuss'.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:56 PM

Rare that I would disagree with Lipu, but there is a lot of confusion over "conclusions".

LO1 or part a) exam questions ask you to describe. No conclusions at all are required, and with 17 mins per essay, you do not have the time to write any more than you need to.

LO2 or part b) exam questions require you to draw conclusions or analyse, rather than merely describe.

However, many students write what they think is a conclusion at the end, but it is not in fact a conclusion at all, but a summing up of what they have already written.

What you need to do is look at different points of view. Consider different arguments. Debate issues. Use phrases such as "on the other hand" or "however". If you do so you are drawing conclusions.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:50 AM

Outcome 1's dont need a conclusion. In my own experience if you don't have a lot of background knowledge (i.e. RL examples) its better to just make another point with your time. However, if you have got relevant examples by all means do a conclusion but make sure that you use these to compound your points you have allready made.

Personally I don't use conclusions for OC 1.

For outcome 2. You can either conclude all the way through or just write a para at the end concluding your points. I find the latter is easier. One thing about conclusions in OC2, is that if you have a "discuss" question which doesnt directly ask a question, then try and make your conclusion weigh something up i.e. give good and bad points.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:42 AM

According to my teacher you must have a "Developed" Cnoclusion, ie a paragraph summing up your points, making a conclusion and adding in any extra points you have missed out

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Sodium_Ho @ May 2 2006, 09:42 AM) View Post

According to my teacher you must have a "Developed" Cnoclusion, ie a paragraph summing up your points, making a conclusion and adding in any extra points you have missed out


We were told that you should never add any new information into a conclusion.. apparently the examiners will just ignore it if it's not in the main body of the essay. I reckon the examiners are all about 80 years old and won't notice though!

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 06:52 PM

Adding something new to your conclusion is vital otherwise you are basically repeating yourself. Our teacher told us its in the arrangements. He also showed us his teaching notes.

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(*Kiran* @ May 7 2006, 07:52 PM) View Post

Adding something new to your conclusion is vital otherwise your are basically repeating yourself.


But is that not the point of a conclusion, to sum up everything you've said and make a final statement stating your view e.g. Social and economic inequalities exist in the USA. We're constantly told that any new information should be logically placed into the essay. But different teachers have different opinions, I guess.





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