If it’s not, tidy up, rephrase, reorder until it is!Everyone’s approach is different, but I tend to overwrite this section then cut out and contract lots of the sentences during proofing.
In paragraph 1 you can generally rely on citing a few good review articles as you will be talking at a high level.
I try to make a point of referencing work from different authors, competitors and collaborators. Before you begin, write down what it is you need the reader to know.
If you haven’t already, prepare your figs and write your results then come back here (my results writing guide available here, figures and figure legends here) A quick note on Ph D thesis/dissertation prep; The core concepts covered below are translatable into your thesis intro.
However, the extended length of a thesis means there are some differences; I’m going to write a separate page about theses/dissertations soon which will go over some of the different things you need to address. This should be done in a way that makes the questions that your work addresses the ones that are the most pressing.
This shouldn’t be a list of everything you know – think about what is relevant to your current story!
Put your list in order of importance in relation to your study. Remember the key is to map the gap about what is known about the Use primary refs here.Remember you will need to connect your intro with your discussion so you will keep reworking both parts in concert with each other Intro’s actually end up being one of the easier parts to write but like, all things, it takes practice so don’t worry if your first draft comes back with loads of comments!Feedback form – Any comments or thoughts on the content here? Complete the form below Dr Kevin Hamill is a Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Liverpool, in the Department of Eye and Vision Science, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease.Remember that your reviewers will know the field too, so don’t try and ignore some previous work because it doesn’t fit your model.By the end of this section your question should be obvious.His lab focuses on cell-matrix interactions; you can read about ongoing work elsewhere on this blog, on the lab webpages, or in his published work.As well as supervising Ph D, Masters in Research and Undergraduate research projects, Kevin is the academic lead for the Lab skills Module of MRes Clinical Sciences program where he teaches fundamental skills for life scientists. Take the most important points that you have identified and make them into the topic sentences that you will hang the rest of your paragraph around. You don’t want to go off track here; if something is just an interesting aside it probably has no place in your intro. Usually more than one per sentence (except topics).Again, make sure to cite your competitors and mention anywhere where there is controversy (especially important if your data supports or contradicts previous findings) – this will come in greater detail in the discussion but your readers should know a little about it up front and you can begin to make your case early.) If you are writing for a specific journal or assignment, check the specific requirements.The biggest problem new writers have is that they make it too long, go too wide or into too much detail that isn’t really necessary.