In this lesson we will learn about the different sections of a scientific practical report and the style in which they are written.
By the end of this lesson you will be able to:
- Name the different sections of a scientific practical report, in the correct order.
- Describe the type of content written in each section of a practical report.
- Describe the scientific writing style that is appropriate for practical reports.
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- The parts of a scientific practical report are:
- Title: What is the report about?
- Introduction: What background information is relevant to the study?
- Aim: What is the experiment attempting to find out?
- Hypothesis: What is the predicted outcome?
- Materials: What equipment and chemicals are needed?
- Method: What was the procedure?
- Results: What were the outcomes?
- Discussion: What do the results mean?
- Conclusion: What is the overall statement about the study?
- Scientific writing should be clear, concise, accurate, objective and in third person.
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