Close Out Story:
Sum up your story/examples/studies/readings. This may be done by paraphrasing the first sentence of your first body paragraph, or by paraphrasing the topics of your previous two paragraphs.
Example: Our daily news and other forms of media tend to constantly barrage us with negativity.
Show How Story Supports Thesis:
Explicitly demonstrate how your story/example/reading/studies support your thesis.
Example: Rather than showing the equally good and bad parts of every story, we mostly hear the bad.
Paraphrase the thesis you stated in your introduction.
Example: This demonstrates that the media is indeed overly focused on negative news,…
Tidy and sum up your essay—end with something that may leave the reader wanting to read more.
Example: … and that’s a headline worth publishing.