MIT7_13f08_assn02_Results

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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 7.13 Experimental Microbial Genetics Fall 2008 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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Results & Discussion
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And… Illustrations and Abstract
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In this order: 1. Results 2. Illustrations 3. Discussion 4. Abstract
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Results Think of the Results as… the news story
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And the Discussion as The commentary or editorial
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Results In the context of this class, what constitutes a result ?
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How should I order my results? • The order should be logical rather than chronological. In other words… The order in which you present your results may differ from the order in which you did your experiments.
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How should I proceed in writing the Results? • Begin by making figures. • Lay out your figures in the best (most logical) order. • For each figure, write a paragraph: describe what you see and draw your reader’s attention to what you think is important.
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Remember… All data that you refer to in the text must either be shown (in an illustration) or referred to as “data not shown”.
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Results: The Road Trip… Now imagine that you are taking a trip and that your figures are pictures of the main attractions.
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The Road Trip… • If this were Paris, you might have: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumphe, Sacre Coeur, and Les Invalides. • The descriptions of the figures would correspond to what you might write on the postcards showing the sites. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Martins on Flickr . Photo courtesy of Eustaquio Santimano on Flickr . Photo courtesy of Ricardo Martins on Flickr .
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• Now use your writing to create the path you took from one site to another. • The path is your
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.012 taught by Professor Lander during the Fall '10 term at MIT.

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