Using a search engine, locate three or four sample lab reports. In a brief memo to your instructor, compare and contrast the basic elements of the reports. In what ways do they follow a similar format? If the reports differ in format, why do you think the authors chose to present information in the manner they did?
Locate a word-processing program with an equation editor, or download a free equation editor from the Internet. Practice creating four to six equations you might use in your field. If you do not regularly use equations, copy a few equations from science or math textbooks. In a brief memo to your instructor, evaluate the equation editor’s ease of use.
Choose ONE (1) of the following exercises (two are from Markel’s Technical Communication, 11th Edition) to complete for credit for this discussion forum.
• p. 532 # 1 (write a memo analyzing three sample lab reports you find online)
• p. 532 # 2 (Use an equation-editor to create 4-6 equations and then evaluate the ease of use in a memo)
Find a lab report you have written and write an analysis based on the information presented in chapter 19 (is your report different than the suggestions in chapter 19? If so, how? And why do you think you use a different format?) Present your analysis in a memo.