This section presents the key points emerging from the investigation. All conclusions must be drawn from the findings, so it is extremely important not to include comments or opinions which are not supported by the evidence presented in the previous sections.

We have seen that the discussion section will not necessarily include all the elements listed. It may be appropriate in certain circumstances to present some of these elements in the conclusions.

Do remember that some readers will not read your work in full. Some will read only the abstract, introduction and conclusions. Make sure that your conclusions capture the main points clearly, accurately and concisely.