How to write a lab report Dr. Maha Al- Sulaimani. Ability to write lab reports is a necessary skill in science. They need to learn to report results obtained in an experiment. Writing of a lab report is the first step towards writing a manuscript. Lab Report Format. Title Abstract
Data & Observations (typed from lab notebook)
6. Calculations (if any)
7. Discussion (including error analysis)
Word limit: 2000
(not including title or references)
12+ marks: clear and succinct (150 words at most) summary of the aims, methods, results and conclusions of the study. Includes all the necessary information, and is well written.
• Is placed before the ”real” report
• One paragraph
• Past tense
• No references,abbreviations or figures
• Maximum 250 words
20+ marks: clearly written, well structured, with evidence of relevant extra reading, flows well. Identifies the main aims, and ends with a clear outline of the study's hypotheses. Also has something novel in it, compared to the handouts that were supplied, and includes the rationale for performing the study.
Table 1: Hematological Findings in β-thalassemia Major Patients.
Figure 10: Distribution of Hb A, F and A2 in Patients.
(I), ii), iii) Hb A, F and A2 levels in β-thalassemia major group.
iv) Hb A2 in β-thalassemia minor group.
Colours: Stick to greyscale
Put a title on each section
Number your pages
Check your spelling and grammar
Check your references (they are worth six marks)