Objectives Of Writing A Research Paper
The abstract is the only text in a research paper to be written without using paragraphs in order to separate major points.Approaches vary widely, however for our studies the following approach can produce an effective introduction.To make a paper readable Select an informative title as illustrated in the examples in your writing portfolio example package.Include the name(s) and address(es) of all authors, and date submitted. An abstract is a concise single paragraph summary of completed work or work in progress.An objective of organizing a research paper is to allow people to read your work selectively.When I research a topic, I may be interested in just the methods, a specific result, the interpretation, or perhaps I just want to see a summary of the paper to determine if it is relevant to my study.
Make this section a completely objective report of the results, and save all interpretation for the discussion.There is no specific page limit, but a key concept is to keep this section as concise as you possibly can.People will want to read this material selectively.The reader may only be interested in one formula or part of a procedure.Materials and methods may be reported under separate subheadings or can be incorporated together."Biology lab #1" would not be an informative title, for example. In a minute or less a reader can learn the rationale behind the study, general approach to the problem, pertinent results, and important conclusions or new questions.Write your summary after the rest of the paper is completed.A major goal of this course is the development of effective technical writing skills.To help you become an accomplished writer, you will prepare several research papers based upon the studies completed in lab.Before you begin your first writing assignment, please consult all of the following resources, in order to gain the most benefit from the experience.For Biosciences majors the general guidelines apply to future course work, as can be seen by examining the guidelines for the advanced experimental sciences research paper (Bioc 311).