There’s this thing in an essay, called an INTRO. Well-written or not, most essays have this, since to start an essay means that you’ve written something, and even if it doesn’t actually meet the requirements of a formal introduction, there’s still stuff there. Like, words. Things to read.
What many essays are lacking, however, is an equally important element called the CONCLUSION.
The conclusion to your essay is like a rug:
A conclusion pulls the essay together.
Apparently some of you have had your conclusions stolen, like The Dude’s rug.
(We don’t know about the peeing-on-it part.)
We see this phenomenon all the time: The essay starts, and it goes, and it goes some more – and then it just stops. In the middle of it all. Without a conclusion.
People, if you want to leave your reader with a sense of satisfaction, then don’t just quit writing in mid-idea. Pull your essay together. Add a dash of finality to your words. Include a conclusion.