How Of A Lab Report

Better Essays

How to Write a Lab Report
The purpose of a lab report is to describe your lab experiment in such detail (including what was used, when it took place, who was present, how the lab went, what happened, what results were found, and the overall discussions and conclusions) that your described experiment or lab could be replicated by someone of similar education and training who was not present. A lab report should be written as a description of what you did, not instructions for doing the lab. Another goal (especially at this level) is to thoroughly explain what you did and what you learned.
When writing a lab report, do not use personal pronouns such as "we" or "I", and so on. For example, write, "The egg was placed in a container" rather than "I placed the egg in a container". The report should be written in past tense. Your paragraphs should be one and a half spaced. Choose a professional font and use a font size of 10, 11, or 12. ALL WRITING MUST BE YOUR OWN WORDS even if you were working with other people!
A lab report contains the following components:
The title should be concise (try for less than ten words) and should reflect the factual content or purpose of the lab / paper. A good title is straightforward and uses keywords that researchers in a particular field will recognize (such as ‘pH Lab’, or ‘Virtual pH Lab’).
The introduction of a lab report states the purpose of your experiment. Your hypothesis should be included in the introduction, as well

Get Access