how to write an aim
Typically your introduction leads up to the aim and hypothesis of your experiment. Your hypothesis is like a good guess or prediction of what you expect to find from carrying out your experiment – in other words, it is like an answer to your aim. However, even though your hypothesis is a good guess, it is stated as a definite prediction e.g. X ‘will’ or ‘will not’ happen. In addition, a well developed hypothesis should begin with a short phrase which links back to the theoretical basis for the experiment.
Click on the coloured text in the Lab notes objective to see how to write an aim and hypothesis based on this objective. The colours show the connections between choices in language.
I am trying to write an aim for a report, but I can’t really find any help, like I have an aim, I know my objectives and hypothesis but what I need is like how do I put my words together if that makes sense?
Like when writing methods, I don’t write “The methods for the experiment are”, so it is the same?
Every journal on Taylor & Francis Online has an Aims & Scope paragraph. If your research matches the Aims & Scope, browse the “latest articles” to see what the language or tone of the journal is, and assess how you may need to adapt your style to fit.
Once you’ve found a possible journal to submit your article to, make sure it’s right by reading the Aims & Scope.