This section describes an organizational structure commonly used to report experimental research in many scientific disciplines, the IMRAD format: Introduction, Methods, Results, And Discussion.
Although the main headings are standard for many scientific fields, details may vary; check with your instructor, or, if submitting an article to a journal, refer to the instructions to authors.
Use the menu below to find out how to write each part of a scientific report.
Developing a Title
Describe contents clearly and precisely, so that readers can decide whether to read the report
Provide key words for indexing
Titles should NOT
Include wasted words such as "studies on," "an investigation of"
Use abbreviations and jargon
Use "cute" language
The Relationship of Luteinizing Hormone to Obesity in the Zucker Rat
An Investigation of Hormone Secretion and Weight in Rats
Fat Rats: Are Their Hormones Different?