DISCUSSION: Structure 1

The staging of the discussion is not always straightforward and the order in which you sequence the information depends on the aim of the experiment and the kind of results you obtained. Your discussion is an argument about how you see your results. Use the questions in the Content section and the stages mentioned here to help you to develop your argument in a logical way. Remember that not all of the questions or the stages will be relevant to every experiment.

One guideline for staging the discussion is shown here based on extracts from the discussion in one of the cholesterol reports. Although this is a good guideline, remember it is only a guideline and you need to adapt it to each experiment you carry out.

Glossary: argument.