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    conclusion of an essay

    Please, can you give some more examples for a phrase that could be used for announcing that your essay is coming to an end.
    For example such as:
    To cut the long story short....
    To summarize, etc.

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    Re: conclusion of an essay

    You may resort to the following ones:

    -In a nutshell
    -As we have seen/as demonstrated above/as
    -On the whole
    -in the final analysis
    -In brief
    - Having considered...

    I remember being scolded in high school for saying "as a conclusion", a phrase which may look a bit "blunt". However, I don't know if there is consensus over the ban of this phrase. Using the passive form is always a good choice and it very often pays off. "We" can be used as well, as in the second example, although some teachers regard passive turns of phrase-especially impersonal ones- as bing slightly superior and less clumsy.

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