Is it proper/correct when writing the conclusion to a proposal essay to (again) reference the points of contention - as in "as discussed in this paper" or "previously mentioned" etc.? Thank you.
yes it is possible. It is the best way ever to conclude. a recapitulation is always needed in order to remind your reader of the points evoked in your writing.
Thank you very much!
The conclusion should help to leave your main idea in the reader's mind. You can mention the points made in the essay, but do it in a way that shows how they all come together to prove that your argument is correct.
Always be purposeful. Sometimes, people write in a way that uses a lot more words than necessary and repeats the same ideas over and over. Make sure that when you write the conclusion you are feeling that energy of inspiration and purpose.