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Q&A When else ought you introduce new material in a final paragraph?

Are there any other "times" for introducing new content into a final paragraph? Have any other famous writers substantiate this bombshell? I was flabbergasted to read this para. because mo...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mark Baker‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar TextKit‭ · 2021-03-02T05:38:37Z (almost 2 years ago)
When else ought you introduce new material in a final paragraph?
1. Are there any other "times" for introducing new content into a final paragraph? 

2. Have any other famous writers substantiate this bombshell? I was flabbergasted to read this para. because most of my teachers inculcated in me – never introduce material in the last para.! I'm just feeling unconfident. 

>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Nevertheless, there may be times when it is appropriate to introduce
‘new’ points into a final paragraph. For example, you might
make some suggestions for reform (if the question itself was not
about reform measures) or provide practical arguments about the
likelihood of the suggested action (for instance, the likelihood that
political pressure would lead to a certain outcome). This approach
would be similar to adding a bit of theory to the final paragraph
of an essay answering a problem question: you are showing your
knowledge of the related issues, though you are wise enough to
remain focused on the main points. It is a fine distinction, but one
that you can learn to recognise with practice. In the end, how you
conclude your essay is a matter of discretion and an issue which only
you can resolve.

Stacie Strong. [BA English literature (UC Davis 1986), MPW (USC 1990), JD (Duke 1994), PhD Law (Cambridge 2002), DPhil (Oxford 2003)](https://www.linkedin.com/in/s-i-strong-50b82832/). *How to Write Law Essays & Exams* 5th Edition (2018). p 121.