Lab Reporting

Lab report writing doesn’t require you to fill out a checklist in order to have a ‘good’ result, and ultimately a good grade. Good grades don’t come from high yields or long reports, like any experiment, anything unexpected could occur to throw off the flow of the procedure. And so, this session aims to teach that there is no such thing as a good or bad result, if you discuss why something happened and backed it up with evidence then you are applying good scientific methods.

This session will help you understand what content is required for a scientific lab report, such as introductions, objectives, materials & methods, results & discussions and conclusions. The ‘lab Reporting’ skills session will also help you to become familiar with using scientific language, such as the differences between objectively vs subjectivity, passive and active voices, and so on.

By understanding the requirements of scientific writing and language, you can achieve a level of professionalism in your lab reports. Pairing down unnecessarily long sentences while retaining the concept is an example of efficient scientific writing. How a student writes is an indication of their level of understanding the course material. 

Book this skill session now to bring your Lab Report Writing to the next level by checking out the Skills Centre timetable!

 

Is this session not on the skills sessions timetable? Would you or a group be interested in attending this session, but the Skills Centre is currently not offering it? Let us know! We would be happy to know what session students look forward to the most, so the Skills Centre can cater to all of your academic needs, simply email us skillscentre@ucc.ie about the sessions you or a group would like to attend.

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