Assignment 5 - 2016

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.

See method writing tips for some 305 specific tips.

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 you were going to do in this study, 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 and give good reasoning for why you had this objective and why anyone might be interested in reading about it.

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.
If the report rubric refers to something that would only be found in the complete report, you can just ignore that aspect. I can't dock marks for not putting the purpose at near the end of the introduction when you are not writing and introduction.

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