Lab_report_guide - Last First Section Class start time AST-1022L Fall 2011 Lab Report Guidelines Adapted from Mark Keremedjiev's How to Write a Lab

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Last, First Section #, Class start time AST-1022L, Fall 2011 Lab Report Guidelines Adapted from Mark Keremedjiev's “How to Write a Lab Report” As you can see from the Syllabus, these lab reports are pretty important. If you look at the way science is done, it is the papers that live on. They provide a concrete and (hopefully) objective analysis of an idea/experiment. In this class, you will write your lab reports in a layout similar to the format used in professional astronomical research. These lab reports are designed to highlight the importance of the method applied, not just the findings. In general, write in a professional and academic manner to an informed & knowledgeable audience, but one that is not necessarily familiar with the experiment. Pretend that you are a professional astronomer who has done this experiment for the first time ever and are sharing your results with your colleagues. From your report readers should be able to not only evaluate your work, but also duplicate the experiment, without needing their own copy of the lab manual. All lab reports must be typed, stapled and finished by the beginning of class the week following the experiment. As the semester progresses, grading on the labs will become more strenuous as you are expected to get better at the process. Not only do lab reports provide you with skills suited for presentation of findings in all careers, they also hone your understanding of the scientific method, which has applications in every aspect of your life and will hopefully hone your critical thinking skills. Sections
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course AST 1022l taught by Professor Colon during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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Lab_report_guide - Last First Section Class start time AST-1022L Fall 2011 Lab Report Guidelines Adapted from Mark Keremedjiev's How to Write a Lab

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