• Discussion

      The Discussion section is perhaps the most important section of a research paper. Here, one should recapitulate the major results (without repeating them all), and discuss the implications of these results – that is, discuss what these results mean for the field of study. The Discussion section should also point out what the strengths (and limitations) of the study were. The Discussion should sum up the study and situate it in the context of other related studies in the same field. A good way to end a Discussion in a student paper is to point out areas of further study, such as in a Future Work section.