Present only the most relevant ideas and get quickly to the point of the paper. This section explains how and, where relevant, when the experiment was done.
The researcher describes the experimental design, the apparatus, methods of gathering data and type of control.
Scientific experiments are demanding, exciting endeavors, but, to have an impact, results must be communicated to others.
A research paper is a method of communication, an attempt to tell others about some specific data that you have gathered and what you think those data mean in the context of your research.
Scientific papers must be written clearly and concisely so that readers with backgrounds similar to yours can understand easily what you have done and how you have done it should they want to repeat or extend your work.
When writing papers for the biology department, you can assume that your audience will be readers like yourselves with similar knowledge.The Introduction is the statement of the problem that you investigated.It should give readers enough information to appreciate your specific objectives within a larger theoretical framework.Exclude detailed descriptions of organisms, materials and methods.Tables or figures, references to tables or figures, or references to literature cited usually are not included in this section. An easy way to write the abstract is to extract the most important points from each section of the paper and then use those points to construct a brief description of your study.The title, "A Biology Lab Report", tells the reader nothing.An example of a good, self-explanatory title would be: "The Effects of Light and Temperature on the Growth of Populations of the Bacterium, Escherichia coli ".This title reports exactly what the researcher has done by stating three things: If the title had been only "Effects of Light and Temperature on Escherichia coli ", the reader would have to guess which parameters were measured.(That is, were the effects on reproduction, survival, dry weight or something else?The abstract should present, in about 250 words, the purpose of the paper, general materials and methods (including, if any, the scientific and common names of organisms), summarized results, and the major conclusions.Do not include any information that is not contained in the body of the paper.