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 paragraphs argument about? What is the overall significance of the idea presented?
In this Discussion, you complete your academic argument by writing a lead-out.
By Day 4
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.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two colleagues by doing one of the following:
Give feedback on their lead-out
Consider: Does the lead-out match the main idea sentence? Does the lead-out logically and smoothly follow the evidence and analysis? Do you feel a sense of closure after reading it?
Share insights on writing the lead-out
Address one of the questions or challenges your colleague posed, based on your experience or knowledge
Note: Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
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Post by Day 4 and Respond by Day 6