Descriptive Labs

SECTION SIX : Abstract

Summarizing the lab report

Summarize each major section of the lab report--Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion--in 1 sentence each (two if a section is complex). Then string the summaries together in a paragraph in the order the sections come in the final report.

More Help:

  • Here are some suggestions for what to include in each sentence of the Abstract:
    • Introduction: the main focus of the lab (scientific concept or lab procedure) and main objective(s) of the lab
    • Methods: a quick description of the how the lab was done
    • Results: statement of the overall findings
    • Discussion: statement explaining the findings of the lab and their relationship to the scientific concept or lab procedure
    • Conclusion: what you learned about the scientific concept or lab procedure
  • Put all these sentences together into one paragraph with the heading Abstract.

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