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Start with an original title Should be a complete sentence Should be descriptive enough as to be informative Should not be stated as a question
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Introduction Materials and Methods Discussion Literature Cited Abstract Results Appendix
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Abstract Summary of important points, results and conclusions no longer than 5% the length of the paper
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Introduction Start with background information/ pertinent theory How are broad concepts relevant to your study? Clearly state your hypothesis/prediction
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“Our study was designed to test the hypothesis that the presence of predator scent near a food patch would reduce foraging activity in the patch.” Herman and Valone (2000) “The intent of the three experiments was to determine (1) if handling costs influence the feeding behavior of rats, (2) how a preference for cost efficient food items develops, and (3) how handling cost interacts with the cost of searching for food.” Kaufman and Collier (1981)
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Paraphrase the ideas of others and cite the reference in the text “Positive coefficients in the repeated measures ANOVA model for the effects of distance and cover on load size and time at dish suggested that chipmunks spent more time and collected larger loads as both distance to burrow and cover increased.” Bowers and Ellis (1993)
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