Guidelines_Memos_W10

Guidelines_Memos_W10 - DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING University of California Santa Barbara ChE 152B Winter 2010 Guidelines for Writing

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING University of California, Santa Barbara ChE 152B Winter, 2010 Guidelines for Writing Laboratory Memoranda A. Format 1. Use the standard memo format shown below: D a t e To: From: (Include both group number and names of group members) Re: (Include experiment number) 2. Use three or four subdivisions within the memo ordered as follows: Introduction Conclusions and Recommendations Discussion 3. Major headings should appear in boldface or capital letters. 4. A maximum of four figures and/or tables should be attached to the memo. Each figure should be cited in the text by number (e.g., “… as shown Figure 2”) and placed following the text. Very short tables of information (three or four lines) may be embedded in the text. Figures and tables should be used sparingly and only when they convey specific information important to make convincing arguments or to illustrate particular points. They should not be included merely to document results. 5. Whenever possible, refer to information in previous memoranda specifically rather than repeating this material. For example: "We utilized the equipment shown in Figure 1 of our January 23, 2010 memo." 6. Ordinarily, the Introduction section should consist of one or two short paragraphs that: (1) indicate the motivation for the work described in the memo, (2) briefly describe the general approach that was taken. Figures and tables should not be cited in this section. 7. The Conclusions section should summarize the key results of the memo in one or two short paragraphs. Brief, direct answers to any specific questions in the lab handout should be given here. Some very brief argumentation is appropriate to indicate the basis for your stated conclusions or to convince the reader that your methodology was appropriate. However, detailed arguments and discussion should be deferred until the Discussion section. Figures and tables should not be cited in this section.
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2 8. The Discussion section should consist of a maximum of 1 to 1-1/2 pages (typed) covering the following topics without subdivision headings: a. Experimental procedure b. Methods of analysis c. Specific results (experimental and analytical) d. Discussion of results The key objective in this section is to briefly present all
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course CHE 152b taught by Professor Ceweb during the Fall '10 term at UCSB.

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Guidelines_Memos_W10 - DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING University of California Santa Barbara ChE 152B Winter 2010 Guidelines for Writing

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