How to write the most effective results and discussion sections (text)

Showcase your findings in a well-structured results and discussion section that maximizes your research and grabs the attention of top journals.

What will you learn?

  1. 1.The difference between the results and discussion sections
  2. 2.How to write great effective results and discussion sections
  3. 3.Choosing the most suitable format to present your results
  4. 4.Using tables and figures to maximize the impact of your findings
  5. 5.The dos and don’ts while writing the tricky discussions section
  6. How to quickly assess your writing using a checklist for each section


Course Description:

A well-presented results section coupled with a convincing discussion can go a long way in persuading journal editors and reviewers of the novelty and importance of your study. However, these can also be the most challenging sections to get right. This is why, our in-depth course is designed to handhold you through the nitty-gritties of these sections so you can maximize your research and drive impact!

This program comes with expert advice, practical tips and quick assessments to provide you with a well-structured approach to crafting results and discussion sections that work for you. With modules on the fundamentals of each section, presentation and format, and the dos and don’ts when showcasing your findings, this course helps you craft the results and discussion sections to truly showcase your research and emphasize its significance.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Results and discussion: A quick overview

Lecture 2: How to write a great results section

Lecture 3: How to craft an ideal discussion section

Lecture 4: Wrapping it all up: Results vs. Discussion



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