Lab Report

You will be writing up this project as a single lab report. The lab report will be written in the same format/style as a research report.

General guidelines for this type of report are available at U of R Biology Reports.

All papers must be submitted electronically to
Details of how to submit will be provided in lab.
No paper copy is require - but do maintain a backup copy.

Required Components


Report Rubric

Report Rubric

Style guidelines

  • Use 1.5 line spacing and point 11 Arial font EXCEPT
    • use single spacing for figure legends and table titles.
  • Left and right margins 3.5 cm (1.5 in); top and bottom margins 2.5 cm (1 in).
  • Number pages and include your name in the header or footer of every page.
  • Figures and tables may be included in line with the text as long as they are clearly set apart from the main text (use extra spacing, margins or borders). Alternatively, you can place figures and tables at the end of the report.
  • The title and author(s) of the paper should be at the top of the first page (do not include a title page)
  • Please make sure to keep a backup electronic and or paper copy for yourself.
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