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Which of the following is essential in a concluding statement of an argument?

A A summary of the issue that reinforces clearly its main points.

The key to an effective concluding statement is a concise summary of the argument’s main points. Such a conclusion leaves the opponent and audience with a clear and organized understanding of the argument. The introduction of new points or a detail merely added to lighten mood would weaken the argument by straying off point at the last minute. Introducing contradictory perspectives completely would work against the argument’s effectiveness.