The traditional Results and Discussion sections are best combined because results make little sense to most readers without interpretation.
The traditional Results and Discussion sections are best combined because results make little sense to most readers without interpretation.When reporting and discussing your results, do not force your readers to go through everything you went through in chronological order.
You may also want to anchor your context in space (either geographically or within a given research field).
Convey the need for the work as an opposition between actual and desired situations.
Thus, as you organize the body of your paper into sections and perhaps subsections, remember to prepare your readers for the structure ahead at all levels. To make this section interesting, explain the choices you made in your experimental procedure: What justifies using a given compound, concentration, or dimension?
You already do so for the overall structure of the body (the sections) in the object of the document at the end of the Introduction. What is special, unexpected, or different in your approach?
To reach their goal, papers must aim to inform, not impress.
They must be highly readable — that is, clear, accurate, and concise.
You can similarly prepare your readers for an upcoming division into subsections by introducing a global paragraph between the heading of a section and the heading of its first subsection. Mention these things early in your paragraph, ideally in the first sentence.
This paragraph can contain any information relating to the section as a whole rather than particular subsections, but it should at least announce the subsections, whether explicitly or implicitly. If you use a standard or usual procedure, mention that upfront, too.
To be accepted by referees and cited by readers, papers must do more than simply present a chronological account of the research work.
Rather, they must convince their audience that the research presented is important, valid, and relevant to other scientists in the same field.