Laboratory Reports - Pennsylvania State University
Laboratory reports are written for several reasons
A scientiﬁc research report is a primary means of communication among scientists and researchers. It allows an individual researcher or team or researchers with similar interests to share their ﬁndings and ideas with their peers in an organized and official manner. The formal lab reports you will write as an undergraduate student are modelled on the reports written and submitted by scientists, professors, and other researchers to professional and scientiﬁc journals. These reports are peer-reviewed and, if accepted for publication, are published in journals available globally. Scientists and researchers read these journal articles, and use the information to further their own research or to collaborate with others. This is how the body of knowledge in a certain discipline grows.
Lab Report Template - The Biology Corner
The format of the journal article is structured to allow readers to quickly identify what they are looking for and to follow in a logical manner the work done by the author. Whether you are writing a lab report for a course, a graduate thesis, or a paper for publication in a scholarly research journal, the format is similar to the one described below. However, because some courses have special needs, always consult your instructor to ﬁnd out the particular requirements for your assignment.