Include course ID, full name, date, laboratory number, and title. Also include a brief abstract (≤ 150 words summarizing the lab objectives, importance, results, and conclusions).
Include background material pertaining to the laboratory technique and its importance and application to environmental microbiology. Clearly state the objective(s) of the laboratory.
Results and Discussion
This section should represent the bulk of your report. It should include a presentation of pertinent results, using figures and tables as appropriate, and a discussion of the meaning and relevance of the results. The discussion is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the laboratory technique, your results, and the application of the method in the field of environmental engineering.
The objective(s) of the laboratory should be reiterated and specific conclusions should be listed using bullet points.
The questions from the laboratory handout should be included in a numbered list. Complete, concise answers to the questions should be provided.
Include appropriate citations for all material referenced in the report.
* Note that there is no Materials and Methods section. There is no need to repeat the information provided in the laboratory handouts. Your understanding of the method should be illustrated through your results and discussion.
Each laboratory report is worth 100 points. The grade distribution will be as follows:
Quiz – 10
Title Page / Abstract – 5
Introduction – 15
Results and Discussion – 35
Conclusions – 15
Questions – 20