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Add Conclusion

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THIS QUESTION ASKS ABOUT THE PASSAGE AS A WHOLE: At this point, the writer wants to add a conclusion paragraph, in which the writer explains the outcome of her mother's medical treatment. What effect, if any, would adding this paragraph have on the impact of the essay as a whole? If adding a concluding paragraph would have no effect on the impact of the essay, choose answer Choice 'A' or No Effect.

A

No Effect

B

Most readers would be disappointed in an essay that did not contain a resolution. For this reason, it is not only appropriate, but necessary to give the reader the complete story.

C

The essay ends on a harsh note, leaving the reader suspended between the act of translation and the emotional fallout from it. The writer should leave the ending of the essay as it now stands.

D

In a story that is intended to be suspenseful, it is sometimes desirable to leave the ending ambiguous. This allows the reader to come to their own conclusions.