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Writing a lab report

  1. Apr 4, 2005 #1
    How do you write the ideal lab report? When I write one, I always mess up in some point :grumpy:

    For example, should you write a lab report in first person or third person perspective, past or current tense?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 4, 2005 #2
    My lab report format for your reference:
    Title
    Date
    Objective
    Theory
    Assumptions
    Apparatus
    Procedure
    Precaution
    Results: Measurements/Readings, Graphs & equations, Analysis
    Conclusion
    Discussion: Error analysis(sources of error & how would the results be affected), Suggestions for improvement, Limitations of the experiment, Possible further investigation

    Whenever you are describing what have been done in the experiment, use past tense, eg procedure, measurements, sources of error.
    Lab reports should always be written in third person persective.
     
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