Types of Conclusions: (Most types below can work for either argumentative thesis, achievement or achiever papers)

A conclusion is at the end of your paper, and typical is one paragraph, but may extend to two or three under extraordinary circumstances.

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Sample topic (narrowed to 6th level and in argumentative form):

       In Arizona, the trucking industry’s “look the other way” attitude to Amphetamine use leads to risk and dangers to all

                                                        

1) RESTATEMENT

 

 

In Arizona, the trucking industry’s “look the other way” attitude to Amphetamine use not only raises safety issues, draws law suits to the industry, and eventually costs the shipper more in insurance and accidents than the extra hours of driver time, but it is simply a criminal practice that like other potential felonies, must be stopped.

2) Judgment

 

In Arizona, is the trucking industry’s “look the other way” attitude to Amphetamine use simply part of trucker culture and tradition?  Perhaps, but it doesn’t balance against the estimated 400 fatal accidents a year that it causes, or the millions in lawsuits and insurance premiums.  Amphetamine use anywhere else is a crime.  It should most definitely NOT be tolerated in a profession where the potential for destruction is both daily and in such great numbers.

3) What if?

 

 

What if amphetamine use were also an accepted practice among airplane pilots, ambulance drivers, or school bus drivers?  All three of those other professions face some of the same issues as Arizona’s truckers: massively long and or early hours, stressful driving, and deadlines to keep.  Why do those professions have drug testing and clear practices and weeding out amphetamine users?  It makes no sense to protect airline passengers, the ill, and our children from reckless driving, only to allow a “piked up” trucker to kill them because he’s chemically stayed awake for 59 hours.  Truck drivers, regardless of the demands of their jobs, must remain of sound mind if they are to remain employed.

4) In the Future

 

 

Perhaps trucks will one day have autopilot safety features that would compensate for a trucker who drifts off or is too tweaked to have correct response time and behaviors.  But for now, amphetamine use as the ”stay” alert method is the dominant recourse of action for truckers.  This recourse is a death race to those in and around their trucks: who wants to be the one to tell a child that the rest of his family is dead because a trucker thought wrong that “Speed” would keep him straight under the burden of exhaustion?

5) What the topic really means

 

Bottom line is that amphetamine use by Arizona’s truckers, though an established and accepted practice, is a game of Russian roulette being played on our highways every single day.  Whether the unlucky result is a law suit, road accidents, or fatalities, the one certainty is that some time, some place, amphetamine use will cost more than the risk is worth.

6) The insider/the unknown or little known (until now) truth

Most people think that only a few renegade truckers are still using amphetamines in Arizona, because of the on the books regulations and laws prohibiting such.  The real story is that 8 out of 10 times the companies themselves are telling the truckers, either directly or with threats to their jobs, that not using amphetamines means not being on time, means unemployment.  This is not simply tolerance, but passive enforcement of the pill popping culture that runs rampant among professional drivers in the trucking industry.

7) "At first you might think….XXX"  However… xxxxx"

 

At first you might think that when balanced against losing one’s job, the occasional use of amphetamines is a necessary evil and part of the trucker’s job – not just a lifestyle choice.  However, hundreds of accident reports, dozens of deaths a year, and an insurance cost that raises the prices far higher than a more realistic time schedule would show that amphetamine use by truckers not only is a crime, but makes no sense economically, either.

8) Why you are right: why your particular thesis POV is the correct/ most acceptable / strongest/ best

Some arguments call the demand for stricter enforcement of non-amphetamine use a waste of time: impossible to do, high-minded, and showing no understanding of what it means to live and die by delivery time.  This type of reasoning is a lazy acceptance of the status quo, and ultimately, if either by death, injury, or lawsuit, it is the trucker as well as his victims who’s life will be wasted in the effort to save time. 

9) "The paper has shown xxxxxx.  Most importantly you will find…"

The paper has shown how, in Arizona, the trucking industry’s “look the other way” attitude to Amphetamine use raises safety issues, draws law suits to the industry, and eventually costs the shipper more in insurance and accidents than the extra hours of driver time.  Most importantly is the basic idea that driving is a privilege, not a right, and if a trucker cannot drive because of drug use and impairment, that privilege stops immediately.