Doyle Online Writing Lab

Introductions, Transitions, and Conclusions

Introductions, transitions, and conclusions are opportunities to convey your argument directly.  They alert the reader to the underlying logic of your argument, they summarize the most salient points, and they connect your ideas in a cohesive way.  The following pages explore each of these components separately.

The examples of weaker and stronger introductions, transitions, and conclusions on the above pages come from a paper on Lucretius written by a Reed student.