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A Final Word on Conclusions

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In the introduction to her essay on “Friends,” Judith Viorst begins with her own personal definition of the word “friend.” Then, in the body of that essay, Viorst divides her friends into eight categories, what she calls “varieties of friendship.” She has “special-interest friends, historical friends, and cross-generation friends,” among others. Once Viorst has divided her various friendships in this way, she concludes her essay by…

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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.