This article will help you develop skills to improve your writing in Engineering and Biomedicine.
An important aspect of academic style includes the organizational conventions for reporting research.
It is difficult to make generalizations about how academic research articles and reports should be organized. However, the organization is traditionally represented by the image of an hourglass.
You know the shape: wide at top, narrowing towards the middle to allow only a few grains of sand to fall through at a time, and finally widening out again to hold the built up layers of sand.
They should be specific and content-focused rather than just labels.
Devising informative headings as opposed to label headings right from the planning stage will help you to clarify exactly what you want to achieve in each section and subsection.The summary should outline all the key features of your paper, including the topic, what you did, how you did it and the main outcomes of your work.A busy researcher who might not have time to read the full paper should be able to get the gist of the whole paper by reading the summary.This involves selecting the sections (information) of the research report and choosing a structure that best suits the type of research.That is, a number of factors have to be taken into account: the content, the expected readers (your thesis supervisor, other interested researchers, or non-specialist decision-makers), and the purpose (design and testing of a system, experimental study, or the formulation of an analytical or computational model).It is also essential that you choose concise but informative headings and subheadings so that the reader knows exactly what type of information to expect in each section.The body of the paper should do the following: Section headings should tell the reader exactly what type of information is contained in the section.Thesis: Frederick Douglass played a crucial role in securing the abolition of slavery and equality of African-American rights through his actions, ideas, and efforts as a lecturer, author/publisher, and politician.Thesis: The Federalist Papers influenced the ratification of the Constitution by making some of their most important arguments, including the importance of being in a Union by having a Constitution, answering to the objections made by the Anti-federalists about separation of powers, and defending opposing arguments made against the characteristics of the executive and judicial branch as provided in the Constitution. If you have a research outline ready before writing, you will be able to effectively organize and present all the information and ideas you collected during your research.This video shows you how you can create an outline for a research paper that follows an IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion) structure.