2.LAB REPORT SECTIONS

2.LAB REPORT SECTIONS - LAB REPORT SECTIONS 1. Title The...

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LAB REPORT SECTIONS 1. Title The title of your lab report should be a concise, informative statement of the main subject of your lab report. Do not use titles such as “Domain Bacteria” or “Lab Report 1.” Ideally, your title should specify the materials, methods, and purpose of your study. Some authors write the title last, after they have written a complete first draft and are certain about the subject and scope of their paper. Others might write a specific title first, to keep their attention focused as they write the body of the paper, and then revise the original title if necessary. 2. Introduction Think of the Introduction as having two parts. The first part is a concise presentation of the background of your work, given by means of references to the primary literature in the field. What is already known about your specific topic? What unanswered questions remain? In this first part, you should provide the historical and theoretical context that motivates your study. The second part of the Introduction is a concise description of approach and purpose of your study. What were your goals? It is important to state your approach and goals in terms of the specific hypothesis or hypotheses you tested. Your Introduction will be graded according to several criteria. The first criterion relates to your ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the “big picture.” That is, can you explain why your study is important and interesting in the field of biology? The second criterion has to do with your presentation of background information. Is it accurate, relevant, and does it provide the appropriate background for readers? The third criterion concerns your hypotheses. Are they clearly stated and testable, (and do they have scientific merit)?
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