What should we be doing for the conclusion in a DBQ? Should we have one at all?
Technically, the essay doesn’t REQUIRE a conclusion but I always suggest to my student that they tie up their argument nicely in a conclusion with a restatement of your thesis in a new way.
Hey Daniel. Don’t sweat a conclusion. If you have time, think about / rewrite your thesis/1st paragraph…sometimes a thesis in the last para is stronger than the thesis attempt in the 1st para. But, there’s no point for conclusion.
A conclusion isn’t necessary for a DBQ but if you have enough time, the conclusion is a good place to restate your thesis and revisit the main ideas of your argument!
If you’re running out of time, don’t worry about the conclusion! It’s not required on the DBQ! Focus on hitting your main points first! I remember that last year I had very little time for a conclusion, so I just wrote a one sentence line describing and tying up everything together! Now, if you have some time left, you could just jot down a quick conclusion tying everything to the main prompt, but it’s not required!