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There is a coherency problem in the following text (its typesetting). The last paragraph must not be considered as a part of subsect02. For instance it is a kind of conclusion of two approaches covered under two previous subsections. How can I make the reader distinguish it from paragraph(s) related to the last subsection?

\section{section}
Some text here about what we are going to discuss.
\subsection{subsect01}
Text about this subsection.
\subsection{subsect02}
Text about this subsection.

Some text here, which is not related to subsection02, but to the whole section.
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The simple approach is to give all of your subsection text a left indent, and possibly a right indent, to set it off slightly from the main section text. Any text starting at the normal left margin would then be identifiable as belonging to the main section.

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And possibly bullets, if your subsections are one paragraph each. –  Lauren Ipsum Dec 16 '11 at 12:53
    
In my case subsections are several paragraphs long and using either indentation or bullets will make the output a bit ugly by putting a blank area at the left side of the page. –  Hedy Dec 16 '11 at 14:33
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No, that blank area isn't ugly. It's judicious white space. Don't fear the blankness. I promise it will not bother your readers. –  Lauren Ipsum Dec 16 '11 at 21:23
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Indentation is a common and natural delineator for identifying related content. It helps readers to identify the relationship between your content. I agree with Lauren, "don't fear the blankness"! –  Steven Drennon Dec 17 '11 at 16:02

You could label the section Conclusions add a divider that separates it from other sections. See this question on long underscore to divide sections of text on different options. This should sufficiently differentiate from the other \subsections:

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+1 for making it another subsection. Many tools that use semantic markup won't let you create the kind of structure proposed in the question; while tools don't always dictate style, in this case I would take that as a hint. –  Monica Cellio Mar 12 '12 at 14:53

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