In contrast to the introduction's structure, a conclusion paragraph typically starts with your most specific claim re-stating the paper's argument and then becomes broader towards the end as it points to larger world significance.
The summary section reiterates key points from each section of the paper and demonstrates how they are related.
In shorter papers, you may only need one sentence to summarize your key points, but you will often need several sentences in longer papers.
Thesis: Conestoga College should implement therapy dog programming to help students emotionally, socially, and academically.
A clincher is the last sentence or two in a conclusion paragraph designed to conclude the essay, apply concepts to the larger world context, and/or suggest next steps.
Review the following clincher styles that could be used to end a paper about college students' mental health and therapy dogs.
As students feel less stressed, more confident, and more connected, they will have a higher chance of being successful at college.
Considering the status of student mental health in the postsecondary setting, Conestoga should consider allocating funding to therapy dog programming.
Further research should examine methods for implementing therapy dog programming, including location, timing, and cost. By making us of this information, Conestoga can maximize student support in the most cost-effective way.
With all that is known about student mental health issues, why have more Canadian colleges not adopted therapy dog programming?
Example Grabber: In 2019, the American College Health Association surveyed just over 55,000 Canadian students who revealed that their anxiety had been overwhelming during the past twelve months (American Health Association, 2019, p. 14).
Clincher Relating to Grabber: As the American Health Association (2019) pointed out, with over 55,000 Canadian students revealing overwhelming anxiety in the past year, Canadian colleges need to find new ways to support as many students as possible.
American College Health Association. (2019). National college health assessment [Report]. https://www.cacuss.ca/files/Research/NCHA-II%20SPRING%202019%20CANADIAN%20REFERENCE%20GROUP%20EXECUTIVE%20SUMMARY.pdf