Title and Abstract, which encapsulate the paper
Introduction, which describes where the paper's research question fits into current science
Materials and Methods, which translates the research question into a detailed recipe of operations
Results, which is an orderly compilation of the data observed after following the research recipe
Discussion, which consolidates the data and connects it to the data of other researchers
Conclusion, which gives the one or two scientific points to which the entire paper leads
This format has been called the IMRAD (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, And Discussion) organization. I,M,R,D is the order that the sections have in the published paper, but this is not the best order in which to write your manuscript. It is more efficient to work on the draft of your paper from the middle out, from the known to the discovered, i.e.
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