What is it like writing lab reports for Chemistry?
Writing a lab report is something you need to do every time you finish an experiment and it’s got to be quite precise. Everyone has their own way of how they want you to set it out but generally you need to make sure you include lots of details. If you see something that has changed colour make sure you put it in. Most of mine include a short introduction saying what I am actually doing, with a bit of theory behind it; good detail in your method so say, ‘This aldehyde was put into a round bottom flask’. It always needs to be in the third person, you can’t say, ‘I did this’ or ‘I did that’. Then you’ve got to go into your results and that is the bit when you really can go into detail. So if you’ve got spectrum to assign, make sure you go and assign every peak. Make sure you go into detail about any questions that get in there as that is where all the marks come from. Often things with Chemistry are related to stuff that you haven’t learnt on the course you are writing your lab report fo