The parts… 1. Abstract 2. Introduction 3. Materials/Methods 4. Data/Results 5. Conclusion 6. References Page We will begin with these! 2.Introduction
Introduction The introduction is broken down into three areas: The What? The Why? The How?
Introduction The What?: Background information on the topic of the lab report. Found in books, scientific journals, and RELIABLE websites The Why?: Purpose of your lab & hypothesis The How?: A 1-2 sentence overview of the lab
Background The What?: Background information on the topic of the lab report. Found in books, scientific journals, and RELIABLE websites Take a few minutes to refresh your memory. How do you know a website is RELIABLE?
RDoes the author have a bias, do they want money from you, and do they want any personal information? EIs there an editor, is there a copyright symbol? LDoes it give you links to other sources to verify claims? IDoes it provide contact information about themselves or their organization? ADoes it list an author with their credentials or a publisher? BDoes it list a bibliography or works cited? LIs this a zombie website because it has not been updated? EIs there enough evidence from above list to make a reasonable judgment about its reliability? Editor Evidence Last Update Bibliography Author Information Links Reason
The parts… 1. Abstract 2. Introduction 3. Materials/Methods 4. Data/Results 5. Conclusion We will begin with these! 6.References Page
References: Newspaper: Author: Date: Newspaper: Title: Page Numbers: Website Sources: Author: Date Published: Title of Article: Name of website: Web address: Date you found the information Magazine: Author: Date: Publication: Volume: Title:
How to use Knight Cite Go to vin.edu/library/ knightcite/ vin.edu/library/ knightcite/ Choose APA Select what type of source Most of you need to select website.
Type in your information. Yes, include the URL. Hit submit.
Then copy down the information or copy and paste it into Word. Repeat until you are done with your sources
APA Reference Page Here is a sample of what your finished page can look like. You can hand write this, but it must be neat. Robotic Surgery Through the Mouth Safe for Removing Tumors of the Woice Box, Study Shows. (2012, September 25). In Science Daily. Retrieved September 26, 2012, from University of Alaska Mus,. Ancient Giant 'Predator X' Sea Monster Finally Gets a Name. Norwegian Journal of Geology. Retrieved October 17, 2012, from
Due Wednesday 1/30 1. Background paragraph answering these questions: How do you know when a chemical reaction has occurred? What are endothermic and exothermic reactions? 2. APA references (at least 2). Handwritten is OK but…: Write neatly on 1 side of the paper only in blue or black ink.