University of Florida; Yellin, Linda L. If you always get clear-cut answers whenever you ask this question, then the study is proceeding towards the right direction. Should you need to remind the reader of a finding to be discussed, use "bridge sentences" that relate the result to the interpretation. During writing process of the manuscript one of these can be selected based on the intensity of the discussion. The A of the no-light control was measured only at Time 0 and at the end of the experiment. Do not repeat extensively in the text the data you have presented in tables and figures.
I found there a sentence encouraging the reader to do the following: "After standing in boiling water for an hour, examine the contents of the flask. One important general rule to keep in mind is that a scientific paper is a report about something that has been done in the past. Spatial variation in seed predation is well documented e. The discussion section should relate your results to those found in other studies, particularly if questions raised from prior studies served as the motivation for your research. If modified standard techniques were used, describe the changes. Annesley Thomas M.
If appropriate, note any unusual or unanticipated patterns or trends that emerged from your results and explain their meaning in relation to the research problem. An easy way to write the abstract is to extract the most important points from each section of the paper and then use those points to construct a brief description of your study.
This form usually includes 6 parts: 1 abstract a summary of the article 2 introduction a brief review of why they chose this experiment 3 materials and methods what organisms and equipment were used 4 results what was found 5 discussion what it means 6 references the list of journal articles and books that the scientist referred to in the paper. The quantitative estimation of labelling, which represented the average number of gold particles per mm2, indicated the labelling over the nuclear NLBs to be twice as strong as that over the loosened chromatin, and four times as strong as that over the condensed chromatin Table 2. Herein your findings rather than those of the other researchers are discussed.
A few historical references may be helpful for perspective, but most of the references should be relatively recent and included to aid in the interpretation of your results or used to link to similar studies. Plant Physiol.
If well-known methods were used without changes, simply name the methods e. If appropriate, refer the reader to a figure or table to help enhance the interpretation of the data [either within the text or as an appendix]. In: Introduction to Biology: Organismal Biology. Writing in Psychology course syllabus.