Papers whether scientific or social are given by teachers, whose prerogative determines what you write. They determine the font sizes, formats, procedures and detailed steps to follow when you are writing the paper. It’s your duty and responsibility to follow your teacher’s instructions to get the most marks.
However, not all teachers give the instructions on how they want their paper presented. You are free to use industry standards to write the science paper. Here are the standard guidelines required when it comes to writing science papers.
Use of headings
Science papers are structured and have sections with headings. The basic headings in science papers are the abstract, introduction, the method, results and discussion. Depending on what type of paper you are writing, try to divide it into different sections with unique headings as much as possible.