Tips for Writing Lab Reports

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Tips for Writing Lab Reports - Label each section: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References - Species names are in italics , the species genus name is capitalized and species name is lower case. (e.g., Homo sapiens ). Once the full species and genus name are written once, then you can abbreviate the genus later in the text ( H. sapiens ). - If you did an exercise in a group, use “we” instead of “I.” - Use past-tense. - Write out the methods in your own words and be sure to include all the important details (which species, how many trails, how many observers, what statistical test was used, etc). Don’t just refer to the lab manual as the 2-pg instructions say. - All tables and Figures should be in the 2 pages (not attached separately). Be sure to include a descriptive title above tables and below figures. Label each table/fig as “Table 1…2….3 etc” Label x and y axes! Dependent variables always go on the y-axis. Example:
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2011 for the course LIFESCI 1 taught by Professor Hespenheide during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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