Let's face it; writing essays is part and parcel of high school and college. If you're just a beginner when it comes to writing essays, there is no better starting point than talking about entire writing process in details.
Variety is the spice of life, and this statement holds true even when it comes to essays and term papers. There are different kinds of the homework you get, with their different formulas, formats and methods to follow depending on the subject.
The first manner in which science papers differ from the rest is perhaps the most obvious one; science papers focus more on scientific facts rather than mere opinions. Certainly other papers also have a degree of research put into them but, for instance, if they are based on history then there is a chance that there might be some historical bias there, and the conclusions drawn may also represent them. However, science papers take care to represent the subject matter as accurately as possible with the scientific lens.
Other papers are based majorly on information of a more qualitative kind that brings together different theories and literature. However, science papers build the structure of the topic in question with a mix of both qualitative information such as research papers and journals, as well as quantitative information such as numerical values and charts. This information has been drawn from years of experiments, tests, and studies. It grounds its arguments and structures by knowledge gained from extensive research and hence has in its mix the powerful tool of scientific reason.
It is inevitable that the paper written with facts given preference over opinions will be different from other essays. It is, even more, to be expected that it's being based on two kinds of information, quantitative and qualitative, would have a different aspect in its outlook than other papers as well. So, it may also be stated that the conclusions drawn from such a paper have a clear, and reasonable element to them. They do not delve in opinion or give a mixed answer, but rather conclude with an answer that is either here or there, and not in the middle ground.
It has to be pointed out that neither scientific studies nor research papers are without the researcher’s bias, which is a common ground between science papers and other papers as well. It is hard to remove this from the mix as the researcher does bring his expectations to the paper, but reading it carefully can reveal to you the degree of the bias, and help you to eliminate it from the mix.
For every successful student it's not a secret that planning your assignments will save you a lot of time. So never omit this part of writing.