Steps in the procedure in most cases should start with a verb in the past tense

Steps in the procedure in most cases should start

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who read the report would be able to understand what you did. •Steps in the procedure in most cases should start with a verb in the past tense Examples: Placed 10mL of water in a beaker Measured 10g of salt • Procedure should include only those actions specific to the experiment. Not such things as: gathering equipment, cleaning your lab station, etc. •It does not contain observations, data or calculations performed 4.) Data and Observations: •These are the most critical portions of the lab report •Data and Observations should always be organized into graphs or tables •Each graph or table should be properly labeled or titled. All graphs and tables must follow the Good Graphs and the Recording and Presenting Data sheets found in this folder
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5.) Calculations (as needed): •A complete set of calculations must be done for one set of data points •A complete set of calculations states any equations or formulas used, shows the step by step process by which the answer was derived, includes all units, and has the correct number of significant digits in the answer •Calculations should be typed with at least 2 spaces between each calculation •Where appropriate % error calculations should be done •Reasonable degree of accuracy 6. Questions and Problems : •Questions should be written •If a % error calculation was done, an explanation of possible factors that contributed to the error should always be included in the analysis section of the report 7.) Analysis: •Restate the purpose of the experiment •Summarize and state the results of the experiment • State whether the results support the stated objective? If not, an error analysis should be done. •The error analysis should focus on the experimental procedure by stating what factors could have caused the experimental results to be incorrect.
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  • Spring '18
  • Eemroy Tahapa

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