TITLE PAGE /TITLE OF REPORT The title page is the cover page of the report. The title page should include title of the report and reflect the nature of the experiment that was performed (what the experiment pertained to); a picture of the person(s), the hypothesis the person possibly used, course registration number (CRN); course name and number; days and time the class meets; Name(s) of the author; name of the instructor(s); Name of the student and a date.
Note: Each heading should be centered in your paper and in bold print.
ABSTRACT The abstract gives a brief summary (one paragraph or full-page) of what was done and the key results found from the experiment. A presentation of the significant findings of the experiment. Include quantitative results such as the numerical values of their key findings, etc.
INTRODUCTION The introduction sets forth the nature and background of the experimenters research. The statement of hypothesis, problem to be addressed, and purpose of the experimental design should be presented and clearly stated. Provide background and present the results of other studies (literature review). The structure of the research project and what you will present in the paper should be included in the introduction. The significance of the problem as it relates to science should also be included.
MATERIALS AND METHODS The materials and methods should include the overall experimental design. Information on the materials utilized, conditions present, subheadings, when possible match those subheadings in your results section. Enough information must be given so that the experiments can be understood. What were the controls used in the experiment? Use figures/graphs/charts/flow charts.
RESULTS The results of the report should include a clear presentation of the data (tables, graphs, figures, etc. should be used). Statistical analysis, measurements including unit dimensions should be used. Where possible give illustrative examples and compare those with other results from other scientists. Use figures/charts/flow charts etcetera.
DISCUSSION The discussion should include evidence that supports their conclusion(s).This is where you discuss and not recapitulate the results. Show the relationship among the observed. State your conclusion as clearly as possible, summarize the evidence for each conclusion and end with a summary regarding the significance of the work. Also suggest the implications of future research on the subject.Literature Cited …. we call it Works Cited….