Last Updated: November 15, References. This article was co-authored by Bess Ruff, MA. She has conducted survey work for marine spatial planning projects in the Caribbean and provided research support as a graduate fellow for the Sustainable Fisheries Group. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
How to Write an Analysis/Discussion for a Science Project
Student Tutorial: Introduction to Writing Lab Reports - The Parts of a Laboratory Report
Readers of this handout may also find our handout on writing in the sciences useful. You did an experiment or study for your science class, and now you have to write it up for your teacher to review. You feel that you understood the background sufficiently, designed and completed the study effectively, obtained useful data, and can use those data to draw conclusions about a scientific process or principle. But how exactly do you write all that? What is your teacher expecting to see? To take some of the guesswork out of answering these questions, try to think beyond the classroom setting. In fact, you and your teacher are both part of a scientific community, and the people who participate in this community tend to share the same values.
Evidence-based dental practice: searching the literature and writing a report
Your classes may require you to do many reports. One of them is making observation reports. But what is an observation report? This type of report not only does require you to just observe things, people, or places; it also allows you the opportunity to practice writing and editing about anything you have observed.
Many of your Science units will require you to write a formal laboratory report. The purpose is to report on what you did, what you learned from an experiment and why the findings matter. Please note that many units require students to record notes and observations in logbooks in the laboratory. These have their own purpose and conventions and are different from lab reports. Lab reports can vary in length and format.