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Labwrite: Improving lab reports

LabWrite guides students through the entire lab experience. The resources are divided into four parts that are structured around the lab process. PreLab: An opportunity to actually understand what the lab is all about before it starts. InLab: How to set up an experiment, take notes on protocol and instrumentation, organize and record data, and how to display data in meaningful tables and graphs. Useful information and resources including graphing aids, examples of lab reports that illustrate how the parts of the report are written and arranged, and a glossary of terms such as control, precision, and accuracy. PostLab: Offers a systematic approach for reflecting, organizing, and communicating the relationship between ideas and the evidence collected. PostLab brings the PreLab and InLab experiences together to help stuidents, step by step, create a complete and effective lab report. LabCheck: Finally, in the LabCheck section, LabWrite gives students an opportunity to review the work. LabCheck can also help students interpret their grade. LabWrite is based on a "backwards" approach to writing a lab report.


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Josephine Ruidera
Josephine Ruidera (Student)
13 years ago
This looks like an excellent resource for teachers when doing lab experiments in the classroom as well as having students use the website to write their lab reports. I especially like the tab reserved for teachers with links that give several suggestions on using the website and strategies for student lab write ups.