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What To Know About The Biology Research Paper Layout: 5 Useful Tips

You have most likely been preparing for this moment for as long as you have been on your course. Researching and writing a paper is a defining, pivotal moment in any student’s career. However, the reality of having to actually get on and do it can make even the most confident and self-assured student have a panic attack.

The academic world revolves around:

  • Structure and order

Once you understand that there is a structure and layout to every assignment that you will ever be asked to write the easier you should begin to find academic life.

Here’re 5 useful tips to understanding the biology layout:


It doesn’t matter what the course, or what the subject matter you are always going to need to write a solid, informative introduction that clearly spells out the scope of the work and what you intend to achieve. It doesn’t matter whether you are researching the biosphere or DNA if you don’t nail that introduction then your paper will end up resembling an omelet made without eggs.


Are you starting to see a pattern emerging here? The biology research paper layout is no different to a chemistry assignment layout or an English Literature paper layout. In your biology thesis you will expand upon your introduction and layout your argument.

Main Body

This is the fun, juicy part of your assignment. This is where you get to present and examine your findings in infinite, glorious detail. You should have chosen the viewpoint from which you are going to base your argument and you need to be able to back up and justify your findings. You need to blow any other argument out of the water and successfully, unequivocally argue your point. You need to sound knowledgeable. This shouldn’t be a problem provided you have spent the hours required researching the subject matter. You should also sound confident. Your aim is to establish yourself as an authority on the subject.


When writing my conclusions I like to pretend that I am a lawyer summing up the case for either the defense or the prosecution. In your biology conclusion you will be summing and wrapping up the material that you have already covered as well as tying up any loose ends. This is your final chance to prove conclusively that your findings are genuine.


I am sure that you wouldn’t intentionally plagiarize someone else’s work. Just make sure that you keep accurate records of any sources that you have used and that you FULLY credit them at the end. Now, that wasn’t too hard, was it?


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