Scholarly articles tend to follow pretty much a four-step formula.
- The author identifies the problem being investigated, explains why it is of interest, and why it is important to find a solution.
- The previous solutions to the problem are discussed and reasons are given (in the form of evidence and arguments) as to why those earlier attempts are unsatisfactory.
- The author proposes a new solution to the problem and gives reasons (again in the form of evidence and arguments) why the new solution should be accepted.
- Other auxiliary problems will usually also be identified and addressed in the course of making the larger case.
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