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1.2: Laboratory Reports

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    Unless specified otherwise, all lab exercises require a non-formal laboratory report. Lab reports are individual endeavors not group work. The deadline for reports is one week after the exercise is performed. A letter grade is subtracted for the first half-week late and two letter grades are subtracted for the second half-week late. Reports are not acceptable beyond one week late. A basic report should include a statement of the Objective (i.e., those items under investigation), a Conclusion (what was found or verified), a Discussion (an explanation and analysis of the lab data which links the Objective to the Conclusion), Data Tables and Graphs, and finally, answers to any problems or questions posed in the exercise. Details of the structure of the report along with an example report may be found in Appendices A, B and C.

    This page titled 1.2: Laboratory Reports is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by James M. Fiore.

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