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We have had a brief introduction about what an introduction is like and how we can tell a good story in the introduction section. What about discussion?

1. Introduction

In academic writing, the discussion and conclusion sections are crucial for synthesizing research findings, providing interpretations, and drawing implications from the study. This article aims to present an easy-to-read, concise, and organized guide on how to structure these sections effectively, focusing on four key components: reviewing background information, summarizing key findings, offering commentary, and discussing limitations and recommendations.

2. Reviewing Background Information and Summarizing Key Findings

The discussion often begins by briefly reviewing the research purpose, theoretical basis, and methodology used in the study. This part is distinct from the results section, which purely describes and reports the key findings. In the discussion, authors should summarize and report these findings without delving into excessive detail.

3. Commentary and Interpretation of Key Findings

The next step is to provide commentary on the key findings, emphasizing significant and prominent results. Authors should discuss possible implications and interpretations of the data, make claims, and compare their findings with those of previous or related research. Commentary and interpretation are essential components of the discussion section, as they offer insight into the meaning and value of the study’s results.

4. Limitations, Recommendations, and Conclusions

Some fields may require authors to discuss the limitations of their study and provide recommendations for future research. Although these components are more optional, they can add value by acknowledging the study’s restrictions and suggesting areas for further investigation. Finally, the conclusion section should recap the research’s main points and emphasize the study’s contributions to its field.

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