The report should be 5-9 paragraphs (about 2-3 pages) long. Please pay attention to grammar, spelling and correctly writing the name of your organism. Your report should be written in prose and should follow APA format.
Title: Choose something descriptive, for example: Identification and analysis of Bacillus cereus
Introduction: 1-2 paragraphs
Background information A little information about what you did starting with seeing a sick patient or receiving a lab sample and why.
Purpose objective what was the purpose of these experiments?
Materials and methods: 1-2 paragraphs
Written in prose (not as a list) include what you would use to come to the identification of the microbe and how it would be done. DO NOT INCLUDE SUMMARIZED RESULTS.
If you have never encountered this organism or the test was not covered in class, refer to the lab manual.
This should be written so someone could reproduce your experiment. Do NOT include unnecessary information such as I walked to the sink. Stick to the methods and stains or dyes you learned in lab.
Results: 1-2 paragraphs AND a table/graph or figure.
This is for your data and results you should see in the tests.Include a table, flow chart, or figures of depicting your expected results (include ALL positive and negative results)
Include text describing your results
Discussion or conclusions: 2-3 paragraphs
Analyze your data (explain what you your results mean)
Discuss CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR UNKNOWN! You will need to do some research and include this in your report with references.
Include the diseases/infections it causes
Route of transmission
Treatment and prevention
Properly cited: examples of APA citations: (for more information visit http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx (Links to an external site.) for a tutorial)
Dolan, R. J., & Vuilleumier, P. (2003). Amygdala automaticity in emotional processing. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 985, 348355.
Eastwood, J. D., Smilek, D., & Merikle, P. M. (2001). Negative facial expression captures attention and disrupts performance. Perceptual Physiology, 65, 352358.
Examples of Online References
Freakonomics. (2010, October 29). E-ZPass is a life-saver (literally) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/29/e-zpass-is-a-life-saver-literally/ (Links to an external site.)
The College of William and Mary. (n.d.). College mission statement. Retrieved from http://www.wm.edu/about/administration/provost/mission/index.php