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Genre: Research Articles (RA)

A brief lecture introduces features of research writing and typical features of the genre (RA), also followed by a bullet-point outline.

What is research writing (RA)?

  • A document that describes the process, progress, or results of scientific research.
  • Evidence-based ≠ personal opinions.
  • Use formal and objective written English.
  • Explain your problem/research question.
  • Report how you analyze and interpret the data.

Research articles as a genre

  • RA, one type of academic writing, presents unique features, and structures.
  • Given disciplinary differences, most RA follows I.M.R.D. structure.
  • IMRD structure accommodates the necessary information.
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