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Marin S Robinson, Fredricka L Stoller, Molly Constanza-Robinson, and James K Jones

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195367423

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780195367423.001.0001

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Writing the Goals and Importance Section

Writing the Goals and Importance Section

(p.387) 12 Writing the Goals and Importance Section
Write Like a Chemist

Marin S Robinson

Fredricka L Stoller

Molly Constanza-Robinson

James K Jones

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on writing the first section of the Project Description. The central purposes of this section are to identify project goals and objectives, highlight the importance of the research, provide relevant background information, and introduce the proposed research. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following: ◾ Distinguish between broad goals and specific objectives ◾ Format a list of objectives correctly ◾ Emphasize the importance of your research ◾ Affirm your intellectual merit ◾ Know when and how to introduce your proposed work ◾ Select appropriate headings As you work through the chapter, you will write the opening section of your Project Description. The Writing on Your Own tasks throughout the chapter guide you step by step as you do the following: 12A Prepare to write 12B Create a list of project goals and objectives 12C Introduce and develop the research story 12D Introduce your proposed work 12E Complete the opening section We begin with excerpt 12A for you to read and analyze on your own. The excerpt contains only parts of the author’s original Goals and Importance section. Her full section starts with a statement of goals and significance, which is followed by individual descriptions of three separate but related studies. In excerpt 12A, we include only (1) the statement of goals and significance and (2) the description of the second study.

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