You may choose either Ex. 5A: The Cell—Transport Mechanisms & Cell Permeability  or  Ex. 16A: Skeletal Muscle Physiology

The report will be graded on content and format. Please see rubric below:

Content: 80%

INTRODUCTION: 25%

●Introduces the topic of the experiment, with sufficient background information to exhibit a clear understanding of the material covered

●States major objectives clearly

●States HYPOTHESIS properly

 

MATERIALS AND METHODS: 10%

●Includes all materials used through the entire experiment (Use complete sentences. Do not just make a list of materials)

●Describes all procedures as they were performed in paragraph form with complete sentences (NOT as a recipe or as written in the lab manual)

 

RESULTS: 15%

●Explains clearly and concisely, in paragraph form, data and observations (Do not explain or interpret your data, just state the results)

●Displays relevant graphs/tables/diagrams (Results are always written out first then you show your graph or table, if applicable) Be sure to reference all graphs/tables/diagrams in the written portion of the RESULTS

 

DISCUSSION and CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS/APPLICATIONS 30%

●Discusses how results support or fail to support hypothesis

●Explains and interprets the data/observations

●Explains possible sources of error

●Describes how information might have practical uses in a clinical setting

●Formulates further experiments to test hypothesis, or proposes a new hypothesis and experiment (based on observations in current experiment)

 

            LITERATURE CITED

●Properly lists all reference books, articles and websites used to write the report (See syllabus for examples)

 

Format: 20%

 

GENERAL: 15%

●The report has a descriptive title

●Materials and Methods are written in paragraph form with complete sentences

●Each graph/table has a descriptive title

●Axes of graphs are properly labeled

●Sections are properly titled

●Length is 3-6 double-spaced pages

●References are cited correctly in the body of the paper and in the LITERATURE CITED section

●The report and each section are logically organized

 

ENGLISH: 5%

●Grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation are used correctly and consistently

●The report is written in third person