This is a guide for writing your lab report. Lab reports are due July 17, 2020, when you take the Practical Exam. They should be submitted through Canvas (and checked by DropItIn for originality). Plagiarized reports will result in an automatic F so write in your own words! The report should be 10 paragraphs (about 3-4 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.
Each Section must have its own heading. The Headings are:
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 would be done. Use the flow charts as a guide for which test would be done in which order. If there is a choice for direction of the flow chart (for example: Streptococcus versus Staphylococcus) describe WHY you went the direction you did. 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
Properly cited: examples of APA citations:
Dolan, R. J., &Vuilleumier, P. (2003). Amygdala automaticity in emotional processing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 985, 348355.
Eastwood, J. D., Smilek, D., &Merikle, P. M. (2001). Negative facial expression captures attention and disrupts performance. Perceptual Physiology, 65, 352358.
Examples of Online References
Freakonomics. (2010, October 29). E-ZPass is a life-saver (literally) [Blog post].
The College of William and Mary. (n.d.). College mission statement.