The lead-out is where you conclude the paragraph and its corresponding argument. It also provides an opportunity to emphasize your unique voice as a scholar. To generate the lead-out, writers ask themselves questions such as What is the lasting impression I want this paragraph to have? Ultimately, what is this paragraph’s argument about? What is the overall significance of the idea presented?
A strong lead-out sentence wraps up your paragraph neatly for the reader. Often, though, your writing won’t end with just one paragraph. Check out this helpful video from the Walden Writing Center for some tips and tricks on how to use your lead-out to create transition as you move into the next paragraph.
In our Week 4 Discussion, let’s put all of our skills together to create a lead-out sentence for our paragraph.
Post your initial 1- to 2-paragraph response that addresses the following:
- Add a lead-out sentence to the existing paragraph you have developed of main idea, evidence, and analysis.
- Additionally, reflect on the process of writing the lead-out. Pose any questions and/or explain challenges that came up during the process.