Country Report (Pro)

 

Wrap It Up

Your sandwich should now look something like this:

 
Topic Sentence

German people are friendly.

Signal Phrase

According to travel writer Sally Sanchez,

Evidence

"Most Germans are extremely hospitable, and they love to welcome tourists into their homes" (Sanchez).

Wrap

 

 

Now it's time to wrap things up. The "wrap" is often the hardest part to write because there are many possibilities, and there is no single "formula" that works well in every case. You just have to toy with it until you are satisfied. (Nobody said writing was easy).

Let's review some of the possibilities:

 
Ways to Wrap Up a Paragraph Example

Restate the topic sentence in different words.

Clearly, Germans have warm hearts.

Explain the meaning of your evidence in simple, everyday language.

In other words, Germans are warm and generous, even to strangers.

Illustrate the point with an analogy

You will feel like you're talking to old friends!

Explain the significance (or the consequences) of your evidence.

You'll be able to make close connections, and you may even make a life-long German friend.

Ask a rhetorical question.

Wouldn't you love to experience German hospitality for yourself?

Extrapolate from the evidence. (If your evidence is true, what else is logically true?)

You will always feel comfortable and appreciated.

Add a piece of information from the same (or a different) source.

Beer festivals are a great place to chat with the local people (Sanchez).

 

In this case, I'm going to go with the last option. To do this, I'll follow these steps:

    1. I'm going to look for some additional information in the article by Sanchez.
    2. I'm going to try to put most of it in my own words, so I don't have two direct quotes in a row.
    3. I'm going to add a parenthetical citation at the end of my sentence, to show the reader that Sanchez is also the source of this information.

Our finished example might look like this:

 
Topic Sentence

German people are friendly.

Signal Phrase

According to travel writer Sally Sanchez,

Evidence

"Most Germans are extremely hospitable, and they love to welcome tourists into their homes" (Sanchez).

Wrap

Beer festivals are a great place to chat with the local people (Sanchez).

 


Lesson Steps

 
1

Wrap up your paragraph with a sentence or two.

2

Check your work.

Your paper should now look very much like this:

Jamaica: A Wonderful Vacation Destination

 

Jamaica is a food-lover's paradise. According to travel writer John Smith, "The food in Jamaica is delicious" (Smith). You can spend many delightful hours sampling Jamaican cuisine.

 

 

Works Cited

Smith, John. "Name of Article." Jeff's Travel Blog. 8 June 2016. Web. 17 Mar. 2017. <http://jeffsblog.com/jamaica.html>.

 

 

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Congratulations! You're done with this lesson.

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz