ASSESSMENT GOAL #2

Laboratory Report Cover Sheet

Student: ____________________________

Course: _____________________________ Semester/Year:
__________

Performance of experiment N I A

____ Follow experimental protocols (N needs list of steps to
follow; I plans steps from a general description; A uses the literature to
develop procedure)

Laboratory Notebooks N I A ____ / 5

____ Record data accurately (I numbers recorded; A additional
observations)

____ Record procedures followed (N none; I minimal; A work
could be reproduced from notes)

Laboratory Report N I A ____ / 10

____ Spelling/grammar - tense, voice

____ Organize material into standard sections

____ Abstract: system studied; method used; important results
(-1 if absent, no other deductions)

____ Introduction: what experiment will tell us; balanced
equations for chemical reactions

____ Experimental: reagents; equipment; procedures followed
(N only refers to text)

____ Results: data is complete; displayed as table or graph
when appropriate

____ Discussion: significance of experiment, comparison to
literature, answers to questions

____ References: complete; correct format

Data Analysis and Interpretation N I A ____ / 6

____ Performs algebraic calculations: includes equations,
units, sample calculations

____ Graphs data (N simple graph, I regression/curve
fitting)

____ Uses computer simulations/molecular modeling

Assess reliability of results N I A ____ / 4

____ Estimates error in measurements (N gives sources of
error, I propagates errors--

includes equations, sample calculations)

____ Significant digits

Literature Search N I A _____ / 2

____ Finds appropriate references (provide abstract)

____ Compares literature results with own