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Thesis and Research Question in the Same Paper?

My English professor wants a research question and a thesis statement to answer it in the same paper. I swear I've scoured the Internet and can't figure out where they go. He says he won't give further direction on the paper, we can just figure it out. Should I just stick them back-to-back at the end of my introduction?
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Normally they would go in the Introduction, where you say what your research question is (the question you are asking and answering in the paper). A thesis statement is similar, which sets out the purpose of your paper. You will revisit them in your conclusion to set out what you discovered and what your final conclusions are. You could also touch base with them throughout the paper to show that you are keeping your argument on target.

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