This website is intended to be used as a resource for writing research style biology lab reports.
The guidelines given here are the same guidelines you will follow when you describe original research as a practising biologist. They are a combination of accepted practices for scientific report writing, and simple tips for clear writing.
While different instructors have slightly different guidelines for writing lab reports, the general guidelines on this website provide an overview of effective lab report writing practices.
Our hope is that the information we provide here will help you feel closer to the image on the left than the image on the right.
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Most of the content on this site is adapted from materials previously written by Lauri Lintott, Heather Dietz and Harold Weger.
This site is maintained by Lauri Lintott and Heather Dietz. If you have any comments or suggestions, please post them in the comment section of the relevant page(s). Please post any general comments or suggestions in the comment section below.