MIC 206 Guidelines for Unknown Investigation Lab Report
A. Papers must be typed, written in past tense, and in third person. (-50 if not typed) B. Paper Structure: Each section is to be headed with the appropriate heading.
C. Format and Style
a. Face Page: The face page should contain the title of the experiment, the author of the report, class section time, & date submitted. (1.5 points) b. Page Format: (1.5 points)
1. One-inch margins
2. Last name & page number as the header 3. Double spaced
4. Section headings
2. Other considerations:
1. Tables, charts, and figures should be clearly labeled with captions. Ex. Figure 1/Table 1. (2 points) 2. ALL genus and species names must be italicized and the genus name must be capitalized. The first time that a genus name is used, write it out in full (Pseudomonas aeruginosa). After that, one letter abbreviations may be used (P. aeruginosa). (3 points)
D. Plagiarism: Remember that you may quote another person’s work, or even paraphrase it as long as you give credit and cite the work you are quoting, paraphrasing, or referring. (-50 if plagiarism occurs)
3. Parts of a Scientific Paper:
A. Abstract: This appears first in the paper, but it is the last section written. In the Abstract: (1) state the major objective(s) and scope of the experiment, (2) briefly describe the methodology used, (3) summarize the results, and (4) state the major conclusions. (3 points)
B. Introduction: In this section, you should provide general background information on the subject to aid the reader. This can be followed by a very brief description (1-2 sentences) of the problem that was investigated. Every report must include a clearly stated...
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