Generic Lab Write-up
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Lab Write-up Rubric
Parts of Lab 1 2 3 4
Only the word title missing Includes title and
Title listed. either title or d investigation number ___ x .5 =
Only the word date Wrong date Date activity is ___ x .25
Date of activity listed. listed. d performed is =
Statement ___ x .5 =
Brief 1 sentence
Only the word present but Statement repeats (if
Purpose purpose listed. not title. explains clearly the
completely is needed)
purose of theactivity.
listing both the
If-then statement, independent variable
Hypothesis Only the word not in
but does not and the
(If requested) hypothesis listed. correct
explain relationship dependentvariable.
between variables. Explains the
copied word Procedure is Procedure is
Procedure Only the word for word summarized, but summarized clearly, ___ x .5 =
procedure is listed. from some parts missing. or is written clearly
original if own procedure.
Partial Safety precautions
listing of are listed, some All safety
Only the word safety ___ x .25
Safety is listed.
safety minor inaccuracies precautions are listed
precautions or minor clearly..
Only the word All materials Some materials Important materials ___ x .25
Materials materials listed. listed. missing. listed.This should =
not be a laundry list.
Data tables are
complete and follow
Missing correct format
Missing most of the some data.
Data data. Data not Errors in present in format
independentand ___ x 2 .5
presented in neat format of
of tables, graphs.
dependent variables =
tables,graphs. tables and/or listed).
graphs. Appropriate graphs
with correct format
(title, keys, axis
labels, accurate) if
Missing most of the
questions All discussion
analysis/conclusions. Minor errors
Analysis/Conclusion Questions that answered, present in analysis questions answered ___ x 5 =
areanswered are missing of investigation. completely and
inaccurate. some accurately.
Total points/40 /40
Note: This rubric is to be used with lab write-uphandout.
If any part of write-up is missing, a score of 0 will be given.
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