Help With Report Writing

Help with Report Writing guides you through the sections of a typical short scientific research paper published in molecular biology journals e.g. The European Journal of Molecular Biology.

What you will learn from using Help with Writing:

  • the overall structure and purpose of a short scientific paper in molecular biology
  • what kind of information belongs in different sections of a paper
  • how to structure the information in each section in a logical way
  • how to use scientific language in an appropriate way

Overall Structure

Title

Summary

Introduction

Methods

Results

Discussion

References

Example Report

Help With Understanding Content

Help with Understanding Content deals with concepts in molecular biology.

What you will learn from using Help with Understanding Content:

  • how to present the content in methods and legends

Constructing a Figure Legend

Your lecturer guide for this module is Jill Johnston and your student guide is Sarah.

photo Listen to Jill explain the objectives of the research paper assignment (1m 10s):

photo Listen to Sarah’s advice to students about improving their writing (43s):