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Laboratory Report Guidelines

Ryerson University Department of Physics

Writing a strong lab report is a skill that often takes significant practice.

Strong reports are:

• structured in a clear and organized fashion. • as concise as possible, and yet sufficiently detailed that it does not omit any of the information required to fully communicate your work and results.

Ideally, a lab report leaves any reader confident in the validity of the results, and with enough information that they could repeat the experiment.

The evaluation of your report will be based on your ability to understand the goal of the experiment, your understanding of the applicable physical principles, your ability to perform the experiment attentively, and your ability to clearly communicate its results in a logical and coherent fashion.

Report contents:

1. Title Page

2. Objective 3. Theory 4. Procedure 5. Observations and Results

6. Discussion and Conclusions

7. References

1. Title Page:

Depending on your program (either Engineering or Science), you…...

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