When writing agricultural papers well-written work is very important for communicating all information properly. You need a clear structure and a consistent style that serves a purpose.
Pay attention to the grammar, punctuation and the word usage but also make sure tables and figures are arranged simple and clear but be able to create an impression.
The presentation will be determined on the readership whether it is for university grade, journal entries, research proposals or doctoral. All these have different rules like structure, the focus point, the style and the length.
General guidelines on structure and style
Before you submit your agriculture papers, be sure you have followed all the guidelines if they are not how they were requested you can risk rejection. Due to most computers now editing and formatting we can see a rise in the standards. Be aware of your readership. Make sure when you start writing that you have the readership in mind. This will help you to know what language to be using and the exact style to suit your audience.
Agricultural papers will have the following structure
- An introduction
- The main part that is often subdivided
- References in list form
If you are writing some longer papers a table of contents, a list of figures and the acknowledgments are needed. The structure of the paper should have a logical order and it is important to remain consistent with it throughout the document without distracting away from the main line of the point.
You need to sub-divide and add headings. This gives some structure to all of the text. Don’t make the paragraphs long and try to stick of 2-5 paragraphs for each page. Each one needs to start with a clear topic that you then go into detail about. Avoid meaningless conjunctions they should not be added. Be sure to stick to the same language throughout. Do not start with British English then go on to use American English.
Plan your paper
The paper consists of a few main categories: The planning, the writing, and the reviewing. If your paper is huge then you will need more attention paid to the planning stage. Make sure you know your general topic if your advisor has not given you a topic then choose yourself the one that will keep you motivated to write about.
Checking your paper
Check your Agricultural Economics paper over and over after each section your write as well as when you have finished. Each time you go over it you will find small mistakes or areas that don’t quite sound right. If you find you cannot correct your work well get it done professionally before submitting. Check over this checklist to ensure you know how to finalize your papers.
- Check both in digital form on the computer as well as printed out in front of you.
- Look over the structure, the headings the consistency. Is it all in the correct order?
- Delete fillers and any info that is not relevant.
- Read your text out loud is phased well? Does it sound well connected when reading aloud?
- Check spelling and grammar yourself and with a spelling checker.
- Take out vague statements
- Is your goal of the writing clear does it exist?
- Ask others to read your work to look for issues. Sometimes we are blinded by our own mistakes.