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Law Research Essay

What needs to change in Minneapolis? What new laws does Minnesota need? What problems in our communities need to change? What infrastructure do we need to add?

(infrastructure is something you build or install, like a light rail in North Minneapolis)

Please write your essay in Google Docs, and share them with me (

I will be commenting on your essays as you go.


6) Add a conclusion

a) Start a new paragraph at the bottom of your essay

b) Re-state your Thesis

The idea behind your "Minneapolis should ________________") 

c) Summarize your Points of Support

The ideas behind your "...because _________, because _________, and because _________."

d) Add a Statement of Significance

Remind your reader why this issue is important

e) Give your readers a Call to Action

Give your reader a step they can take to help change the rule/law/situation

f) Write your Final Thought

Write your Final Thought, or how you feel about changing the rule/law/situation

g) Circle Back to your Hook

Circle back to your hook by referencing the same thing you wrote about in the very first sentence of your introduction

h) Check your paper against the finished example

Click here for a more detailed version of these directions