Formal Lab Report Grading Your formal report should have the sections listed bel

Formal Lab Report Grading
Your formal report should have the
sections listed below. Note the point values possible for each are listed on
the line with the section name.
Before starting to write…
1.) Refer
to the link in the formal report folder for more details on what to include in
each section. This site is a really good resource for future chemistry labs. It
has many helpful tabs such as common calculations, finding chemical properties,
and organizing your lab notebook. Check it out.
Introduction 10 8 5 3 0
Establish why you are performing
the experiment.
Include chemical background
information.
Experimental 15 11 8 4 0
Describe
the techniques and methods (procedure) used in your experiment.
Also
include a description of any tests that were used to identify the compounds.
Results 15 11 8 4 0
What
did you measure and observe during the experiment?
Use
tables, where appropriate.
If tables or figures are included, they must be referred to
within the text. (Talk about the figures and tables within the report. A table
doesn’t explain itself, but it does assist with a writer’s explanation.)
Discussion 10 8 5 3 0
What
did the measurements and observations mean?
Were
these results expected?
Did you achieve success in your experiment?
How did you know
whether you had properly synthesized aspirin?
Conclusion 10 8 5 3 0
Briefly recap your experiment.
References 5 4 3 2 0
Any references you used for background information or for the
procedure itself should be listed in this section as well as in the text.
Be sure to include
structures and chemical equations 15 11 8 4 0
Spelling, Grammar, and
Punctuation 10 8 5 3 0
Format and Writing Style 10 8 5 3 0
This is scientific writing and
should show professionalism.
This paper should be written in
paragraph form.