Guidance on Pract ical Wr i te-up
5. Resul ts (no page l imi t )
Thi s sec t ion should be f i l led in whi l s t the prac t i cal clas s i s in
progres s and completed af ter the clas s. The sect ion should
contain the raw data, images , tabulated data, drawings , anal ysed
data and so on. Tables should be hand drawn and annotated.
For example, Table 1 Di lut ions f or …. . Thi s label should always
go above the table. Graphs can be pas ted f rom Excel or
GraphPad or simi lar sof tware. Al l graphs should be label led
appropr iatel y. For example, Figure 1. Relat ionship between………
Each f igure or table should have a paragraph or so that desc r ibes
your obser vat ions. Al l cal culat ions related to the exper iments
mus t be shown in ful l .
6. Di scus sion (no more than 2 sides)
Clear l y s tate what you f ound. Di scus s the resul ts and gi ve an
interpretat ion as to where improvement s could be made. Thi s
sect ion should al so des cr ibe the s igni f i cance of the methodology
to your chosen area of study.
7. Concl usion (no more than ½ page)
Summar i se your f indings. For example, s tate: “We observed the
fol lowing…or… thi s method i s more preci se than…or…The total
amount of DNA recovered was…”
8. Ref erences (no more than ½ page)
The wr i te up (par t i cular l y the int roduc t ion and di s cuss ion
sect ions ) should include relevant references. Where pos s ible
make sure that they are rel iable sources i .e. peer – rev iewed
paper s . I f a reference i s ci ted in the tex t i t mus t be l i s ted in f ul l
at the end, using Harvard st yle. Ev idence of reading i s expected.