Descriptive Labs


Capturing the essence of the report

A good title very efficiently tells the reader what the report is about. Write a title that captures what is important about the lab, including the scientific concept the lab.

More Help:

  • If you are having trouble writing a title, try this approach.

    • List the keywords related to the report: the scientific concept of the lab, the kind of procedure you used, names of key materials, what you observed, etc.
    • Then write a title that describes the lab using the most important of these keywords.
  • Here are some other tips on creating a good title:
    • A title should use the fewest possible words to adequately describe the content of the report.
    • A title should be as specific as possible. Specify the primary focus of the experiment and
      procedures used, including the scientific names of chemicals, animals, etc.
    • Do not write the title as a complete sentence, with a subject and a verb. Titles are labels, not sentences.
    • Do not use catchy titles. This is not an English paper or an editorial.
    • Find the right balance for the length of the title: not so short that it doesn't communicate what the report is about but not so long that it rambles on for more than a line.

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