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Journal article style thesis Main Introduction Literature review optional Objectives Chapter 1 Article 1 Introduction shorter than above Objective s Methods more detailed than for journal article Results and discussion and brief conclusions Journal article style thesis Chapter 2 Article 2 Introduction shorter than above Objective s Methods more detailed than for article Results and discussion and brief conclusions Chapter 3 Article 3 Chapter 4 Overall Conclusions References Appendix Organizing Organize by objectives Talk with your major professor before you start to write Look at other recent theses dissertations Choosing a Journal Appropriate to content of article Have similar topics been covered in that journal Similar length What audience do you want to read your article What is the role of prestige in journal selection Regional national or international Is timeliness important Page charges Other considerations Journal article outline Title page Abstract page Introduction Objectives Methods Field experiments Lab experiments Results and Discussion Field experiments Lab experiments Conclusions Title May be the only thing people see Shows up in Literature citations Literature searches Your vitae Essential that it be Informative Specific Appropriate for the audience Writing a title List key words Chose the most important key words Be specific Be complete Put important words first e g not effects of or observations on Writing a title continued Use common name of insect if it s an Ent Soc of America journal see journal for examples Give order and family Otherwise generally use scientific name With some descriptive word or words e g the carabid beetle Bembidion quadrimaculatum Introduction Two goals Give readers background so they can understand the problem and the paper Clearly state the problem and objectives Broad beginning start at a level that most or all readers already know Introduce the main focus or foci e g tell about your insect Introduce your ecological



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