If the finished paper clearly follows this "roadmap," then the thesis statement has succeeded in accomplishing its purpose, regardless of whether or not the statement itself actually physically appears anywhere in the paper itself.
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Your research paper should:D be centered around a focused thesis statement (your clear, unequivocal position)D be logically organizedi Cl be developed with appropriate.
Use a precise topic rather than a generalized topic when writing a thesis. Avoid statements like “I will use my essay to consider. . .” and “This paper will discuss….” Although there is no required position for the thesis in a multi-paragraph writing, normally it is located at the end of the introductory paragraph. It serves as a guide to both the reader and the writer.