Try to draw your reader in by saying something interesting or thought-provoking right off the bat. Next, decide which ideas make sense to present first, second, third, and so forth, and think about how you want to transition between ideas.
When an idea is complex, don’t be afraid to use a real-life example to clarify it for your reader.
It is unnecessary to mention things such as the paper and pencil used to record the responses, the data recording sheet, the computer that ran the data analysis, the color of the computer, and so forth.
If you included a questionnaire, you should describe it in detail.
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An APA-style paper includes the following sections: title page, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, and references.
Do not put page breaks in between the introduction, method, results, and discussion sections.
The title page, abstract, references, table(s), and figure(s) should be on their own pages.
Make sure there is a one-to-one correspondence between the articles you’ve cited in your intro and the articles listed in your reference section.
Remember that your audience is the broader scientific community, not the other students in your class or your professor.