Tips for a Ten - *Tips for getting a 10 on your lab* (these...

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**Tips for getting a 10 on your lab* (these are recommendations in addition to the directions in your lab manual) Summary: 1. Explain the basic theory of the test. How does it work? Who developed it? 2. Include what variables you are testing for and why. 3. State the practical/engineering application for this test. Procedure: 1. Provide the ASTM test name. (Example: The procedure for ASTM D 2216- Standard Method for Laboratory Determination of Water Content of Soil, Rock, and Soil-Aggregate Mixtures was followed.) This sentence is all that is needed for your procedure Tables: 1. Title each and every table. ex) Table 1: Sample I Measured Data, Table 2: Day 3 Test Data 2. DO NOT FORGET UNITS. ex) Mass (g), Length (cm) Graphs/ Figures: 1. There should be I graph per page and it should take up the whole page. 2. The graph should be "landscape" rather than portrait (11 X 8.5). 3. Title each and every graph. ex) Figure 1: Sample 3 Mass vs. Time, Figure 2: Displacement vs. Time 4. Label all axes with UNITS.
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course CEG 4011 taught by Professor Bloomquist during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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