Sometimes in academic writing to just need to set out the facts of a situation without necessarily constructing an argument for it. Now this requires a little self control as its quite easy to go right into your argument guns-blazing, before you’ve introduced the situation properly to the reader. This is particularly true if, like me, your train of thought runs too fast for your writing ability.
I came across a paragraph that beautifully demonstrates the right way to introduce a situation to the reader, whilst reading a dissertation about Design for Automatic Assembly. (I know it’s random. No, it’s not part of the literature surrounding my dissertation, but more of a template that’s introducing me to dissertation structure)