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Structure of Scientific Literature

Submitted by mglater on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:04

    Both the Knapp paper and the Leppakoski paper begin with with an abstract. This tends to be true with nearly all scientific papers. The abstract is an overview of all of the sections of the report, giving the reader information quickly and allowing them to decide if they want to read the entire paper. Both papers then continue to the introduction section, where the background of the report is introduced. After this however, they begin to differ. The Leppakoski paper jumps immediately into results. The results section does not have an overarching header, but instead begins right after the introduction. The results are split into a few main categories, some of which are broken down further. The results are followed by a few paragraphs of discussion and conclusion, and the paper ends with acknowledgements and references.