Answered By: Writing Center Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015 Views: 83
A good practice is to put the thesis statement at the end of your introduction so you can use it to lead into the body of your paper. The introduction can thus be used to lead up to the thesis statement instead of diving directly into the topic. If the thesis statement is placed at the beginning of the introduction, the reader may forget or be confused about the main idea by the time he/she reaches the end of the introduction. Remember, a good introduction conceptualizes and anticipates the thesis statement.
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