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CHE 4151 Chemistry Undergraduate Seminar
This guide will help senior chemistry majors complete their report for senior seminar
abstract: highlights of the major points of the paper
introduction/background: context and purpose/hypothesis of the experiment
methods: what was done
results: sometimes combined with the methods or analysis
analysis: how well did the experiment work
discussion: sometimes combined with the analysis or conclusions
Knowing the different sections of a scientific article will make it easier to understand the article. By comparing the same section across papers, you might be able to discern how the science has evolved or the influences of one group on the other.