Assignment 5 - 2015

Practice Materials & Methods

Prepare the materials and methods for your lab report.
It should be no more than two pages - although I won't be marking for length this time.

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Purpose and rationale for this study

A key component of your introduction, and indeed your entire report, is to have a clear objective for your study and clear reasons for your investigation. In the project overview, I outlined what this study's goal, namely create a recombinant plasmid containing Gene A using two subcloning methods. However, in your report, you will need to clearly state a study objective, give a scientific rationale for this objective and clearly indicate why this objective is important (a.k.a. why should someone read your paper?).

For more about purpose statements, please read this page of our lab report writing help website.

Write a clear purpose statement and rationale for this study.


Your materials and methods, central purpose and rationale will be marked using the relevant lab report rubric sections, including citations.

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