Lab reports: further resources & references

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The university’s Writing Advisory Service (WAS) offers one to one tutorials with our expert English tutors to discuss your writing. 

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Other useful links and resources related to lab reports


Beagles, A., Beck, S., Cross, L., Garrard, A., & Rowson, J., (no date). Guidance for Writing Lab Reports. [pdf] Faculty of Engineering, UoS. [Viewed 19 January 2021]. Available from:!/file/Guidance_for_Writing_Lab_Reports.pdf 

British Academic Written English Corpus., (no date). Distraction Data – Data Analysis Project [online]. FLAX (Flexible Language Acquisition). [Viewed 18 January 2021]. Available from:

Olson, K. and Meyersburg, C.A., (2008). A Brief Guide to Writing the Psychology Paper. [pdf] Harvard College, Writing Center. [Viewed 18 January 2021]. Available from:

University of Southampton., (2002). Writing Lab Reports [online]. English for Engineers. [Viewed 16 January 2021]. Available from:

University of Toronto., (2005). The Lab Report [online]. Writing Advice. [Viewed 16 January 2021]. Available from: