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Tips to write a Lab Report Two essential things about Lab Reports: a. they must be written in permanent ink. b. do not recopy or type them using the computer. You must turn in the Lab Report written in permanent ink in your Lab Notebook. 1. Procedural Outline. a. It must be written before you come into the Lab. b. The procedural outline should be written so as you can carry out the Lab without looking directly at the Lab technique. c. It should be as brief and schematic as possible. 2. Observations. They should be written as they are made . It’s a good idea to use a column of your Lab Notebook to write the observations you make as the experiments are going on. 3. Data, Graphs and Calculations. a. If you organize your data by means of a Table always specify the units in which
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Unformatted text preview: a given magnitude is expressed. In the case of Graphs, put a title to each axis and the corresponding units. b. Take care of significant figures (Zumdahl - Chapter 1). 4. Analysis and Interpretation of Data. a. The analysis and interpretation of data must come after the data has been presented; never before. b. Questions that are usually written in the Lab technique are intended to help you to analyze and interpret the data. This does not mean that you have to answer them one-by-one in the Lab report. c. If your results don’t match what you expected, you should discuss possible sources of error ....
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