Laboratory Report Writing for Life Science Students

Fall 2017 (1 credit)


LANG3014
Co-ordinator: Rebecca Farmer
Rebecca Farmer

Course Description

LANG 3014 will be taken by all Life Science students as the final department-based, 1-credit English course. This course focuses on developing Life Science 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