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Laboratory Reports

Guidance for lab report writing

Writing a Lab Report

Writing a Lab Report

If you're like most students, you may have never been asked to perform technical writing. This is a different style of writing that is used very often in the sciences, engineering, and other technical fields. Although technical writing is similar to other types of writing you have done, there are some very important differences, which you will learn about from your professor and in this guide.

Most science courses require you to write at least one lab report during the semester. This research starter will help you in understanding the style of writing required by lab reports, the parts of a typical lab report, how to use graphs and tables to illustrate your data, and how to properly cite the sources you used in your research.

How to Report Scientific Research

Learn how to report scientific research according to APA Style Journal Article Reporting Standards, including key elements to include in the paper title, author note, abstract, introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion.

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