Looking for a tutor who is willing to write lab reports for the lab manual provided.
Organization of the lab reports:
The lab report documents what you actually did in the lab and is a place for you to include observations, comments and questions. Your lab notebook should be organized by experiment or exercise, and not by week. For each experiment, or connected sets of experiments, you should start a separate entry. Each entry in your lab notebook should include a 1) title, 2) an introduction, 3) a materials and methods section, 4) a results section, 5) a discussion and conclusions section. You should make sure to date (and time as well if it is important) all your entries into your lab notebook. Here is a brief description of what should be included in each section:
Title – this should be the title for the experiments from the lab manual.
Introduction - the introduction should provide some brief background and include a rationale for why the experiment or exercise is being conducted. This section might include a hypothesis if you have formulated one to test. The introduction should not be longer than half a page and it should be clear to anyone who reads it what you are planning to do and why.
Materials and methods – this is the section where you should list the materials needed to carry out the lab and the methods (protocols) you used. This information can often be taken directly from the lab manual. However, remember that the lab notebook should describe what you did, not what you were supposed to do. For example, if the protocol in the lab manual says to incubate a culture of E. coli for 20 minutes at room temperature and instead you actually incubated B. subtilis for 15 minutes at 37 C, then you need to note what you did and that it was a deviation from the protocol. This is critical because when you go to interpret your results it will be important to know exactly what you did. The materials and methods sections should be detailed enough so that someone else could repeat the experiment exactly as you carried it out and obtain similar results.
Results – this section is where you should describe your results and include all the data that you collect. In your lab notebook you can include graphs, charts, tables, drawings, pictures, descriptions or other types of data. Depending on the format of the data you can tape in data to the notebook or create images of the data and include them in your digital version of the lab notebook.
Discussion and conclusions – here is where you should interpret your data and put the results in the context of your original objectives or aims. You can discuss necessary changes or improvements to the materials and methods that would be needed in further experiments. You can address whether or not your hypothesis was confirmed, if you started with a testable hypothesis. In this section you should answer the questions that are posed in the lab manual and you can include other questions you have come up with while carrying out the experiments (and you can answer these or speculate if you’d like).