Lab Report Requirement
In addition to completing the lab note book, it is essential that each group present the lab
report in the following format:-
3. Introduction (theory)
4. Experimental Procedure
7. Results & Discussion
The aim of the lab report is to evaluate your understanding of the subject, hence you are
strongly advised to discuss the abstract, theory and conclusion of your lab in your own words in
as scientific/technical manner as possible. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
The report will have a common introduction (theory) section. In this section, you should
include any theory that may be relevant to understanding your report. Position your readers;
prepare them for what they are about to read. Tell them why you're doing what you're doing.
Present information that suggests why your work is interesting, why the method you've chosen
may prove successful, and what conclusions may be drawn from the experiment. All of this
means background information, maybe a little history, reaction schemes, etc. But keep it short
and general: save the juicy bits for the discussion section (described above). This section should
be no longer than 2 pages (single-spaced).
For each week, you will report:-
The title says what you did. It should be brief (aim for ten words or less) and describe
the main point of the experiment or investigation
At the top of any journal article (scientific or not), you will find an abstract. The abstract
is a very concise and yet detailed summary of the report. It exists so that very busy
researchers can learn what you've achieved and how you've achieved it, without having
to read your whole report. It should contain the purpose of your experiment, the method an