Academic reports are used to present and discuss the results of an experiment, survey, or another research method. These reports often require a specific layout and the inclusion of a certain set of sections namely Introduction, Literature Review/Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion. In the introduction to your academic report, you present the research topic or question and explain why you chose to study that topic. In the literature review/background, you will briefly summarize work on this topic that other researchers have conducted, including their findings. The methods section is where you describe the steps you took in your research. In the results, you will describe the results of your study. In discussion, you will discuss the implications of your findings, explaining them and relating them to the previous research presented in your literature review. The conclusion is where you summarize your main work and findings as well as the implications of your work.