Review Article (NEW: ~2 pages, summarizes 2-3 recent studies)

  • General guidelines:
    • [The general formal/professional writing guidelines - grammar, style, etc]
    • Relevance: The studies should include recent advancements or breakthroughs.
    • The overall direction of the studies are made clear.
    • Content should be paraphrased from the original study and put into context
    • Reason behind grouping the studies is given.
  • Figures:
    • Diagrams are provided (can be from the original study, or possibly a new diagram that summarizes the study). Concise captions are given.
  • Content - background:
    • Should be a substantial section so that the article is accessible to others
    • New terminology and acronyms are defined when first introduced.
    • The goal of the studies is established.
    • Gives relevant information of what is going on in the specific scientific field. (recent advancements or breakthroughs, and the general direction of where the field is advancing towards).
  • Content - methods
    • Should give a general outline of the experimental procedures.
    • Doesn’t need to be extremely detailed or technical. (Should be understandable for a lay audience.)
  • Content - results conclusion
    • Brief results are provided for each study.
    • A concise conclusion for each study is clarified.
    • Content - discussion
    • Should be the major part of the article.
    • Discusses the connections and relation between the studies.
    • Forms a larger conclusion based on the specific conclusion of each study.
    • Puts the considered studies into general scientific context.
    • Discusses the impact and larger meaning of the studies combined – why the research is significant.
    • Future work: where the field is headed, what scientists are planning to do next.