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ERIC Number: EJ913054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Constructing the Components of a Lab Report Using Peer Review
Berry, David E.; Fawkes, Kelli L.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n1 p57-61 Jan 2010
A protocol that emphasizes lab report writing using a piecemeal approach coupled with peer review is described. As the lab course progresses, the focus of the report writing changes sequentially through the abstract and introduction, the discussion, and the procedure. Two styles of lab programs are presented. One style rotates the students through the experiments on a weekly basis, whereas the other style is a lockstep process but modified to divide the class in two. This protocol increases the quality of the writing experience without losing experimental content or increasing the students' workload. (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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