How to write lab report

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Any idea where can i get some example of good lab report writing? And what other resource and material should i get to improve lab report writing skills?

And from your experience, what should i take notes when wrinting it and any other comments and tips?

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All my old lab reports are examples of exquisite lab reports!

In short, decide what sections you need, and then stick to them.

All are optional, but mine usually contained:
Title
Abstract
Introduction
Literature Survey
Method (including Apparatus etc)
Presentation of Results
Discussion & Analysis
Conclusion
References

Then any appendices required to present results, formulae, references etc.

As for notes, it's a bit too late to take them when you're writing the report! How about some scribble while you're carrying out the lab itself? I used to take photos of the relevant apparatus, procedures, and even blackboard scrawl in order to remind me what to focus on whilst writing it up.
 
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brewnog said:
As for notes, it's a bit too late to take them when you're writing the report! How about some scribble while you're carrying out the lab itself? I used to take photos of the relevant apparatus, procedures, and even blackboard scrawl in order to remind me what to focus on whilst writing it up.
This is a good idea, think i am going to do that start from now.

Do you mind send some of ur report to me to let me have a look?

By the way, the exeplary section set out by the uni is

Title
Abstract
Inroduction and theory
Experimental
Result and Data Analysis
Interpretation
Reference

I had hard time in deciding what should i write in each section. Like where should i write the equation, in result or in theory? Is that possible that i follow your way of putting the section instead of the examplary given?

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Umm, seriously, i need some help..... Seems like i got abondon ~
 

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