Students are not supposed to pull a rabbit out of a hat or mention something entirely new in the last paragraph. The conclusion is a restatement of the thesis -- the claim (opinion on a topic that can be supported with evidence from the text) plus a little analysis.
Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.
Anyone who has raised or spent much time with teenagers knows that they can argue. Passionately, effectively, and tirelessly. Yet these same skills seem to abandon many high school students when the topic is not personal but academic.
Then, we began discussing how we both believed deeply that all children can learn. How we both believed there were ineffective teachers that needed to be removed from classrooms, but how the majority of teachers are good and just need more support and feedback to be even better.