to writing a scientific report:
D. Jothi. EXTRACTION OF NATURAL DYES FROM AFRICAN MARIGOLD FLOWER (TAGETES
ERECTA L) FOR TEXTILE COLORATION. AUTEX Research Journal, Vol. 8,
No2, June 2008.
As a guide on how to structure your report. Your report will be shorter
than this paper, but should contain all the elements described below.
- Plan on writing 2-3 pages of single spaced text in a 12 p font,
- Pan on adding illustrations to your report: Figures and/or tables.
- Plan on the following format
- Title of study
- Author of study
10-12 lines. Summarize the goals, experiments, outcomes, and
interpretation of the study in a comprehensive form.
Describe what the purpose of the study was, and give a brief
background about what was already known in the field, focussing
on what was relevant for this study. Cite literature.
- Materials and methods: List what was used
for the experiments and describe your methodology. The purpose
of this part is to make your work reproducible by another scientist,
based on this paper.
- Results: This is the core part of the paper.
Describe what you have done, what the results were, and how
you interpret them. Add figures and/or tables to demonstrate,
visualize, and summarize your data. Each figure or table has
to be numbered. Add a figure legend to explain the content
of the figure and any abbreviations used.
- Discussion: Briefly discuss your findings:
Where they expected/unexpected, and why? Did they verify or
falsify a hypothesis you stated in the introduction? How do
you suggest to follow up on this study?
Results and Discussion can be combined. Use the format that
works best for what you want to say.
- References: List all literature cited in
your report (this is outside your page limit). Use a professional
format of your choice.