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CHEM 597R - The Scientific Paper and Peer Review: Introduction


The paper you are writing for this course is designed to help you gain experience in learning to write more effectively within the scientific discipline of chemistry.

The literature of each discipline has a distinctive style.  The professional literature of disciplines that present their work based on the results of empirical research are characteristic of following the IMRaD format (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion).  This format reflects the basis of scientific inquiry through the identification of questions to be asked and answered, through the statement of a hypothesis; the gathering of data based on observations; and the drawing of conclusions.  The ultimate goal is to write good scientific articles that meet the expectations of experts in your field.

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