Laboratory reports are one of the most common assessments in Science and Engineering disciplines. Because of this it is important to be able to write them well and understand what is expected of you.
When writing a laboratory report you are being asked to do more than compile the results of an experiment; you must also show your understanding of the underlying scientific theory, account for any discrepancies between the theoretical and experimental results, and discuss the significance of these discrepancies.
The following sections will outline the structure of laboratory reports, and what you will be expected to include when writing them at a university level.
All reports are different, and you should always check your unit outline or ask your tutor for any additional specifications required.
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