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Introduction and Conclusion

In court, lawyers are forbidden from expressing their own opinions—with two notable exceptions: the opening statement and the closing argument. These correspond to your introduction and conclusion.

Your introduction and conclusion are your best opportunities to express how you feel about the topic. This is your chance to make bold assertions without necessarily having to back up each one with a piece of evidence. You are giving the reader a “broad view” of the case. In other words, you are showing the reader the forest, not the trees.

Most importantly, the introduction and conclusion is where you put your thesis statement. Traditionally, your thesis statement comes near the end of the introduction. You will restate your thesis somewhere in the conclusion.

Instructions for the Quiz

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