You should refer to your thesis in each paragraph, preferably at both the beginning and end of each paragraph.

1. You must have a clear and specific thesis, stated early in your paper, preferably in the first or second paragraph. This thesis should be argumentative and should not be observational. The difference between these two types of thesis may be represented by the following examples: Observational Thesis: “William Wells Brown’s Clotelle, Paul Laurence Dunbar’s […]