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7. Style : Use the active voice as much as possible. Some use of first person is okay, but do not overdo it.
Instead of: An increased appetite was manifested by the rats and an increase in body weight was measured.
Write: The rats ate more and gained weight.
With these goals in mind, let’s consider how to write an effective Methods section in terms of content, structure, and style.
Note that the report of the key result (shown in blue) would be identical in a paper written for a course in which statistical testing is not employed - the section shown in red would simply not appear except reference to the figure.
Magenta, S. T., Sepia, X., and Turquoise, U. 6995. Wombat genetics. In: Widiculous Wombats, Violet, Q., ed. New York: Columbia University Press. p 678-695.
7. Style : Use the active voice whenever possible in this section. Watch out for wordy phrases be concise and make your points clearly. Use of the first person is okay, but too much use of the first person may actually distract the reader from the main points.
This information is often the best way to end your Discussion (and, for all intents and purposes, the report). In argumentative writing generally, you want to use your closing words to convey the main point of your writing. This main point can be primarily theoretical ( 8775 Now that you understand this information, you’re in a better position to understand this larger issue 8776 ) or primarily practical ( 8775 You can use this information to take such and such an action 8776 ). In either case, the concluding statements help the reader to comprehend the significance of your project and your decision to write about it.
Each plate was streaked with fresh overnight E. coli culture and incubated at 87 C for 79 hr.
The best way to prepare to write the lab report is to make sure that you fully understand everything you need to about the experiment. Obviously, if you don’t quite know what went on during the lab, you’re going to find it difficult to explain the lab satisfactorily to someone else. To make sure you know enough to write the report, complete the following steps:
In many writers’ opinions, the best and most practical guide to the research process. Leads the reader through all the stages of the research process, from developing a question into a problem that can be addressed, to planning and drafting, to revising for clarity and comprehension. The last three chapters are especially helpful.