Lab report

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Lab report

This is a guide for writing your lab report. Lab reports are due the last day of class, when you take the Practical Exam. They should be submitted through Blackboard (and checked by SafeAssign for originality). Plagiarized reports will result in an automatic F so write in your own words! The report should be 5-9 paragraphs (about 2-3 pages) long. Please pay attention to grammar, spelling and correctly writing the name of your organism. Your report should be written in prose and should follow APA format.

  • Title: Choose something descriptive, for example: Identification and analysis of Bacillus cereus
  • Introduction: 1-2 paragraphs
    • Background information – A little information about what you did and why.
    • Purpose objective – what was the purpose of these experiments?
  • Materials and methods: 1-2 paragraphs
    • Written in prose (not as a list) include what was used and how it was done DO NOT INCLUDE RESULTS
    • This should be written so someone could reproduce your experiment. Do NOT include unnecessary information such as ‘I walked to the sink’.
  • Results: 1-2 paragraphs AND a table/graph or figure.
    • This is for your data
    • Include a table, flow chart, or figures of depicting your results
    • Include text describing your results
  • Discussion or conclusions: 2-3 paragraphs
    • Analyze your data (explain what you your results mean)
    • Critique the experiment (what would you do differently next time, was there a problem, etc)
    • Discuss CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR UNKNOWN! You will need to do some research and include this in your report with references.
      • Include the diseases/infections it causes
      • Route of transmission
      • Treatment and prevention
  • References

Dolan, R. J., & Vuilleumier, P. (2003). Amygdala automaticity in emotional processing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 985, 348–355.

Eastwood, J. D., Smilek, D., & Merikle, P. M. (2001). Negative facial expression captures attention and disrupts performance. Perceptual Physiology, 65, 352–358.

Examples of Online References

Freakonomics. (2010, October 29). E-ZPass is a life-saver (literally) [Blog post]. Retrieved from

The College of William and Mary. (n.d.). College mission statement. Retrieved from…