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Research paper plan and student tips

Writing a scientific article for a student is not an easy task. Even knowing about the peculiarities of writing (design rules, scientific style and novelty of the research), do you still have questions? Then this article from the experts at is for you. We will try to give you some tips that you can build on and write a good article.

image Structure of a scientific article

Like any scientific text, the article should be rigidly structured and contain the following elements:

  • Name
  • annotation
  • Introduction
  • Study
  • conclusions
  • Bibliography Some journals (usually those included in the Science Citation Index) may request a review of the scientific literature on the research topic to publish your article, but this is extremely rare.

Tips for writing a scientific article

Each recommendation will focus on a specific element of the framework. By following these tips, you will write a research paper that your supervisor will appreciate.

Council number 1. Indicate the problem in the title

Based on the title of your article, it should already be clear what will be discussed further, therefore it is recommended to compose the title at the last moment, that is, after writing the main part of the scientific article.

Council number 2. Specify the authors of the article

It is unlikely that someone will forget to indicate their loved one immediately after the title of a scientific article. But if you are a bachelor student, then most likely you are writing with your supervisor. Don't forget to include his name as well!

Council number 3. Write the purpose of the research in the introduction

Most often, a scientific journal sets a volume limit, so use it wisely. It is not worthwhile to smoothly immerse the reader in the topic of research in the introduction; a specific goal should be set here - a specific result that you want to achieve upon completion of the research.

Do not forget to mention the relevance of your chosen topic . Try to justify why the research of this object and subject is important at the moment. If you do not know how to do this in order to impress your supervisor and the commission, ask for help in writing dissertations and scientific articles from professionals in this field

Council number 6. Diversify the text with graphic material This advice is not required, but it will help to decorate the scientific article. First, the information presented in a schematic form is easier to perceive than in text. Secondly, the presence of graphic material in the text increases the credibility of the content. And, thirdly, pictures, diagrams, graphs allow the reader to get distracted from the text without losing the essence of the work, which increases the receptivity of the data.

Council number 7. Submit your results To write a good conclusion, go back to the introduction and correlate the results with the objectives and the goal, whether you received a solution to the identified problem.

Also, in conclusion, it is worth prescribing the practical significance of the scientific article, that is, where the results of your research can be applied.

Council number 8. Do not forget about the list of used literature There are four basic rules to note:

Check the requirements for the design of the bibliography for each work separately. The order of registration varies depending on the journal, type of article, etc. Before you indicate any source of information, check its reliability, since finding the necessary literature can be quite problematic. Absolutely all sources of information that you use should be indicated in the bibliography. Even if it is a horoscope from a local newspaper, then you must indicate this source in the bibliography. After filling out the list, do not forget to arrange the authors in alphabetical order and only after that make links in the text to the sources. For some subjects, it is difficult to list sources. For example, a subject for future accountants, economics, often forces the student to work hard to select the sources of a scientific article. Their number can go over tens. Therefore, sometimes you can ask professionals for help with compiling these lists and selecting good sources of information, in which they are very well versed.

Article writing plan To simplify your work, we suggest you go over the action plan before, during and after writing the article:

Before writing:

  • Search for a journal or collection for publication
  • Acquaintance with the requirements of the selected publisher
  • Choosing a topic for an article based on the existing material
  • Search for a supervisor
  • Drawing up a work plan
  • Search for sources of information (ideally over the past 5 years)
  • Processing found material
  • Development of graphic material
  • In the process of writing:
  • Writing the main body of research and conclusions
  • Writing an introduction
  • Drafting the title of the article and writing the annotation, keywords (in English and an additional language)
  • Creating a bibliography
  • Placement of links in the text After writing:
  • Article design according to the rules of the publishing house
  • Checking for semantic and grammatical errors
  • Refinement after checking with a "fresh" look
  • Coordination with the scientific advisor
  • Sending a scientific article to the publisher


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