Insert a section before Introduction in an article

I would like to include a "Motivation" section after the Abstract and before Introduction in an article. I have tried this but it doesn't work

\begin{Motivation}    \end{Motivation} 

I know its weird to the professionals but I used the analogy of the abstract.

Replay

The simplest way is to do

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\title{A title}
\author{A. Uthor}
\date{July 38, 2016} % don't ask why

\maketitle

\begin{abstract}
This is the abstract.
\end{abstract}

\section*{Motivation}

We have several good reasons for writing this paper.
The main one is that ducks can fly.

\section{Introduction}

...

\end{document}

You could simply use abstract environment twice, giving each abstract a different name

\begin{document}

\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Motivation}
\begin{abstract}
    Some motivational text here
\end{abstract}

\renewcommand{\abstractname}{Abstract}
\begin{abstract}
    No form, no name, simple existence.
\end{abstract}

\end{document}

I was assuming you didn't want to use a simple \section for your motivation

EDIT:

To have a "numberless" section all you need to do is use \section*{Motivation}

Category: sectioning Time: 2016-07-31 Views: 0

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