The Correct Ways to End Your Research Paper TopicsAll your research paper topics should have a clear end. But does it really have to end after the proposal? I wouldn't say yes, but there are reasons why some research papers end in a position that has absolutely nothing to do with the outcome of the paper. This is just an example, but it's one that works for me all the time.
What I mean by this is that sometimes I will have a topic in my research paper that has a very different position than the one I had intended. I may even have predicted the results differently. Yet, because I was trying to get something out of the project, I have a tendency to continue the discussion on the topic regardless of the information I'm getting.
This means that I am not presenting a strong argument in support of the conclusion, but rather, a weak argument in support of the topic. My efforts to conclude are thwarted by the continuation of the topic, which makes the result less meaningful as an argument.
So my advice to you is to make sure that your research paper topics have a clearly defined end point. You can then move on to the discussion of the arguments you have for the conclusion, instead of continuing on and going nowhere.
It also helps if you start from the main points and then move forward in a logical order. If you write the paper that way, you can end on the last point if you like. Or, if you have been able to formulate a more detailed argument for the topic at hand, you can use that argument to conclude.
You may want to actually reword some of the main ideas of the paper so that you can get across what you're trying to say. Many people like to discuss the main idea first and then get into a discussion of the supporting details. That works for some people, but it's much better to think about the supporting details and go from there.
Once you've made your conclusion, wrap it up with a strong conclusion statement. Explain why the conclusion follows logically from the main idea and do so in a clear and compelling way. Don't add anything else to the conclusion because you don't want to call attention to it as you are wrapping things up.
Finally, wrap things up with a statement that says, 'I thank you for asking me to write this conclusion. If you have any questions, please contact me.'