PRESENTING THE FINDINGS/ RESULTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION For most readers of technical reportsthe Findings section ranks second in importance only to the Executive Summary (see Module 1 Unit 2). For experienced readers of scientific papers, however, the Findings or Results section is considered by far the most important, even more important than the Abstract (see Module 3 Unit 4). The…

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WRITING THE DISCUSSION

1.0 INTRODUCTION The ‘Discussion’ is harder to define than the other sections of a technical report or scientific paper. As a result, it is usually the hardest section to write. And, whether you are aware of it or not, many technical reports and many scientific papers fail to register the authors’ desired impact on readers…

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CITING AND ARRANGING REFERENCES

1.0 INTRODUCTION Few writers in science and technology pay sufficient attention to the citations and references in their works. The impression is too often given that citations and references are of secondary significance to the subject matter treated in the text. This attitude is not only wrong but a disservice to the cause of science,…

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