After reading about conclusions in the Activity titled “Conclusion,” find a scholarly article and pay particular attention to its conclusion. Does it meet the requirements of a conclusion according to this Activity? Why or why not? Please provide examples. What steps would you take to improve the conclusion?
The conclusion of your literature review should provide a synthesis of all the research you have done so that your reader understands the state of the field or topic. It is also an opportunity to provide your readers with a sense of closure. This section discusses how to effectively conclude your literature review.
Conclusions generally consist of a restatement of your thesis or main idea and a reminder of your work’s significance. Recall that your introductions typically began at a more general level than your research’s limited topic but that you moved from that general, attention-grabbing information, to a specific research question. Your conclusion generally moves in the reverse direction, beginning with the specific points of your argument, and then transitions back out to the larger topic.
In transitioning to the larger stakes of your project, you might address what further research is necessary for a fuller answer to your research question or opposing viewpoints that you do not otherwise address. However, if you use either of these methods for transitioning in your conclusion to the broader topic your research informs, be sure to do so strategically. What you want to avoid is raising any new topics or new questions that your work does not address, as doing so will make your research seem unfinished.
The conclusion of your literature review must achieve closure, a sense that the project is finished. In literature, closure is often achieved through repetition, and so repeating our thesis statements, in new words of course, helps the reader begin to feel closure. The power of repetition to make us feel something is done is most apparent in short poems. Think of something like “Roses are red, violets are blue. Here is a valentine, because I love you.” The rhyme of blue and you create an aural repetition that confers a sense of closure. Compare the sense of ending you have at the final “you” to the suspended feeling after “valentine.” Another example of repetition creating a sense of closure is in closing potentially infinite lists. Think, for example, of a list like “I hate you because…” This list could include almost any attribute. “I hate you because you are tall, because you made fun of my brother, because you are a phony, etc.” If you append a sentence at the end like, “And that is why I hate you,” our expectation becomes that no more items will follow, even though nothing logically demands that the list closed. Part of what confers closure in this longer list is the break that the return to the big picture enacts. Similarly, with your literature review, and because the conclusion follows the last paragraph of your body in which you describe your research and delve into details, returning to the bigger stakes of your research question will seem like a noticeable change in topic. This, in turn, breaks the expectation for additional body paragraphs.
-Post adds value by raising novel points or providing new perspectives.
-Post is concise and clearly written in an academic tone; Sentences are complete; spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.
Requirements: More than 15 characters. less than 4000 characters
The conclusion indicates the causes of psychological stress and pressure among students and the need for vocational college students to have resistance and social adaptability that helps them develop. It has a closing statement as it recommends the need for the vocational college to consider mental health awareness that contributes to good psychological development and prepares the students to enter society. This last line indicates the end of the conclusion and that no new topics, ideas, or information will be included or introduced. In order to improve the conclusion, I would use the topic of the paper to introduce what the paper covers. In addition, the conclusion should summarize some of the specific ideas in the paper. This way, it provides information on the whole paper and will ensure the paper summarizes and reinforces the thesis and the main points made.