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How to structure an academic paper

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This tutorial is designed to give you an overview and in-depth understanding of how to structure your academic papers. You’ll learn why structuring your paper is important and what good structure means. After completing this tutorial, you’ll be able to structure your papers logically and present a convincing argument.

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  • Module 1
    Duration: 4 minutes

    Structure overview and important formalities

    Learn the basics about structuring a paper: Why is structure important? What makes a good structure? What formalities are there?

  • Module 2
    Duration: 5 minutes

    What makes a good Introduction?

    In this module, you’ll learn: What is the aim of an introduction? What belongs in a good introduction? And how do you introduce your topic?

  • Module 3
    Duration: 4 minutes

    What belongs in the main body of your paper?

    What’s the purpose of the main body of a paper? What belongs there? And how do you write a convincing main body part? We’ll show you how it’s done!

  • Module 4
    Duration: 4 minutes

    What belongs in a great conclusion?

    This module answers these questions: What’s the aim of a conclusion? What should you include in it? How do you write a convincing conclusion?