coffee?, ?what about a biccy?), which the son uses to manage the topic of conversation, finally leading to the subject of a skateboard deck (??you said that I could have a new deck for me birthday?). However, the initially friendly conversation soon turns combative as the father sees through his son, becoming the more dominant speaker through his use of negative declaratives (?yer not havin a new one?, ?no way (.) no chance?, ?I?m not falling for that?n neither?) in his refusal of his son?s request.
Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
Do they use key words from the title or question?
Do they answer the question directly?
Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
"Now at the end of the day, I can come to the conclusion, that everybody has his or her own definition of thought, meaning and mastering the use of language, and this might affects whether one agrees with Polanyi or not. I myself do not think that human thoughts only come into existence when grasping the meaning and mastering the use of language. I just have many thoughts, which are kept in my head, without using the language I would define as something used to communicate with others. As I am a human, and I constantly think, I believe that I do have human thoughts, and I know that some of them do come into existence, but they often stay in my head the way they are. Without being transformed into "real" language so others can understand me."
"In conclusion to ascertain as to if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought, I totally agree. But I don't take the statement as serious as George Orwell does. He gives many examples of bad writing in the essay Politics and the English language, but I think I speak for everyone that one of those examples we use in our language every day. Does this make us bad writers? According to Orwell we are. I know it's just his opinion but he defiantly takes extremes and basically says that all essays, novels, political speeches that don't look like his own style of writing, are bad language."
"In my final conclusion I would argue, that it is nearly impossible to understand how things really are and perceive them in the same way that others do, as everyone perceives the world differently. On the other hand, by becoming aware of their filters, one might understand each individual perception and the way of gaining knowledge.
This is not including the title,
footnotes and poem example.
1 John Berger, Ways of Seeing (BBC and Penguin Books, London, 1983)
2 (Albert Einstein)
3 The enterprise of knowledge, John L. Tomkinson
4 stated in 1978 by the Nobel Laureate in Literature winner Isaac Bashevis Singer
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