Although the title is the shortest page of your report, it is often the most difficult to write.
It is important to make clear to a researcher everything that needs saying but without the title being overlong and unwieldy.
This is generally only a guide and is not set in stone; in most cases this limit does not include appendices and citation pages.
If you plan to write for a specific journal, a good advice is to check the research paper outline of some of the articles to get a better idea on how to write your article. If your report is complex and strays over this limit, there should be no problem, as long as you have not repeated yourself or filled your work with irrelevant information.
It is a little ‘old-fashioned' to hypothesis statement at the beginning of the report but the reader should be aware of exactly what you are trying to prove.
For this portion of your report you must describe the methods used when performing the experiment.Therefore, it must summarize your research, results and conclusions in less than 200 words.Sometimes it is good to think of it as a sample of your research rather than a review; it should inform the researcher that your article contains the information they need.Scientific articles are peer reviewed and this includes the possibility that other researchers may try to replicate your results.There have been many high profile scientific breakthroughs over the years whose results were unable to be repeated; these experiments were disregarded.Writing a research paper is as important as performing the actual research or experiment itself and can appear to be a very daunting task.It does not matter what conclusions you arrived at or how perfect your experimentation was, if you put no effort into writing a good report then your study will not be taken seriously.For a short and straightforward paper it may not be necessary to include a contents page. This section of your report is where you will document all the painstaking research into the background of your experiment.The main thing to bear in mind, when writing the introduction, is that a scientist who is unfamiliar with your exact subject matter may be reading the article.It is important, therefore, to try and give a quick and condensed history of the research leading to your experiment, with correct citations.You should also give a little background on why you chose to do this particular experiment and what you expect to find.