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lesson bookUNIT 1 — Lesson 3
Concluding Paragraphs (Conclusion)


Flag at the top of the Earth3. Final Decisive Point

A final decisive point is a strong statement of opinion or fact. The purpose is to leave the readers with a lasting impression so that they remember the essay and the points made. This conclusion, from an essay about how to prepare for wilderness camping, ends with a clear statement of the writer's opinion of wilderness camping. You will notice that the writer also uses humour to reinforce her point.


Wilderness camping is not something that can be prepared for in a day. Lists need to be made and ideas generated about all of the possible problems that can be encountered in the wild. My advice is as follows: First, fill your backpack at home with lots of heavy things, like pots and pans and damp clothes. Next, fill a few containers with water and put them in your car. After that, drive to a nearby mountain or trailhead. As soon as your get out of the car, put on the heavy backpack and then pick up one of the water containers. Pour the water slowly over your head until you are soaked. (Don't forget your shoes!) At last, you are ready to begin your practice hike into the wilderness. As for me, I'm heading back to the nearest public campground, and if it rains, I'll be happily snoring in my car.