Laboratory Report Writing for Physics Students

Fall 2017 (1 credit)


LANG3013
Co-ordinator: Rebecca Farmer
Rebecca Farmer

Course Description

LANG 3013 will be taken by all Physics students as the final department-based, 1-credit English course. This course focuses on developing Physics students’ ability to produce effective laboratory reports with appropriate organizational structures, vocabulary, language and style.


Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this semester, students will be able to…

  • understand the key features of a laboratory report
  • recognize and use appropriate organizational structures for different sections of a laboratory report
  • write with an appropriate academic style and register suitable for laboratory reports to an expert audience
  • represent data in appropriate figures and tables and make appropriate reference to these in the text of a report
  • use appropriate online resources to develop and maintain lifelong communication skills