When writing the methods section, describe all the steps you took during your experiment because it's one of the most important procedures. Everything must be sufficiently detailed, so write this part as if you are giving important directions to others.
Take into account that the numerical data obtained during a specific experiment must be presented as tables. You need to provide them because they encompass your records, but make sure you state only bare facts without any interpretation.
You should use the following tips when writing the results section of your lab report (sometimes, it can be combined with the discussion part, and it's not like a twilight book review):
- Describe in words the meaning of important data. What did you find?
- Present all personal observations and other facts with no interpretations and conclusions about their meaning, and that's because any well-organized and properly written results section provides the basic framework for the discussion.
- All results must be recorded using only complete sentences and in the right order.
- Use graphs and tables to support your text and make it more understandable for readers.
- You can use both numbers and words when describing the results of your experiment.
- If you have detailed and sample calculations for your lab report, include them in a separate section or at its end.