Monday, October 30, 2017

# Academics # Tutorials

Writing OBSERVATION & CONCLUSION for Laboratory Reports

 
                







      Many students struggle in writing Observation and Conclusion for their laboratory reports. Some would just then copy or paraphrase their classmates' work. Inefficiency in using English language and poor sentence construction are some of their reasons. My professor before observed that most of us obtain low marks just because of that and that is why we're given a guideline on How to Properly Write Observation and Conclusion for Laboratory Reports. I think it's still a problem to most Filipino students that's why I decided to share it with you right now.



WRITING OBSERVATION

* NO PERSONAL PRONOUN
In writing observation, there shouldn't be any personal pronouns like: I, we, he, they, etc.

* LABORATORY ACTIVITY TO BE RELATED TO LECTURED TOPIC 
Explain the relation of your laboratory activity to the discussed topic during lecture.

* DISCUSS THE LABORATORY PRINCIPLE 
What is the said laboratory principle? Does the result of your experiment Agrees with it or not? Elaborate.

* DISCUSS THE GOAL OF THE EXPERIMENT
Is the goal of the experiment met? Yes or No? Explain.

* DISCUSS THE LABORATORY PROCEDURE & APPARATUS
What are the steps done during the experiment? Why is it important to be done? What are the apparatus used and what is it for? What are the safety precautions needed to be considered?

* DISCUSS THE EQUATIONS USED
Why did you use that certain equation? Explain why.

* DISCUSS YOUR OBSERVATION
From your acquired data, graph, and the overall activity done throughout the laboratory experiment, what have you observed?






WRITING CONCLUSION

* NO PERSONAL PRONOUN
Like in writing observation, personal pronouns isn't allowed too.

* NO NUMERICAL
If you feel like there's a need to write a number, write it in its word form. 

* NO FORMULAS
If numerical isn't allowed, what more is the formula? Besides, you're supposed to discuss it on OBSERVATION so there's no need to repeat discussing it in your conclusion.

* DOES RESULTS AGREE TO THE OBJECTIVE/PRINCIPLES/THEORIES?
Does your data  result agree or disagree with the experiment objective/principles/theories? Elaborate.

* CAN THIS EXPERIMENT BE APPLIED ON REAL LIFE SITUATIONS?
If yes, It is better to give an example as well.






DISCLAIMER:
No ownership implied. I do not own the guideline, as I said, it is given by our professor. I just wanted to share it to help individuals in writing an effective Observation and Conclusion. Copyrights fully goes to the rightful owner of this guideline. 

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