not that i was arrogant thinking that i knew how to write a scientific paper, but more of the idea that, i thought if i knew the sections, i should be fine. but having struggled with one aspect of getting to a scientific paper, i realised i really didnt know much.
this article on how to write a scientific paper is really handy. even if it is just a lit review or a small research project, this outline will help. i highly recommend this.