Starting with Lab 1, no lab work will be graded unless it is in a proper lab notebook. All lab work is to be completed in ink (either black or blue).
Mistakes should be crossed out with one line only, not scribbled out. This is standard procedure in industry or academia. When looking at your lab book at a later time, you may want to know what mistakes you made as well as what you did correctly. Also, you may find out that what you scribbled out is actually not a mistake.
Only one side of the pages in the lab book should be used for actually writing up the lab. The other side can be used, however, as scratch paper for calculations.
You must turn in your notebook by the end of each lab session. Your laboratory notebook is to be stored in the wooden cabinet located in the digital lab (Workman 116).
Before turning in your lab notebook for grading, each section of your just completed exercise should be verified and initialized by a lab assistant.
Format for Lab Notebooks:
|EE101 Lab Table of Contents||Grade|
|Lab 1: Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, and Conservation of Power||8.5/10 cal|
|Lab 2: More Resistive Circuits||9/10 cal|
Questions or concerns about lab grades should be brought to the attention of the Lab TA's. If there are any unresolved differences after first doing this, the matter may be brought to the lab instructor.
Your lab reports should be broken down into the following sections. Each of these should have its own label in the lab write-up.
Data - the data you collect in the lab, along with any calculations you are asked to perform. It is advisable to literally cut out the lab requirements and tape them into your lab notebook, and to complete the data gathering and calculations under these cutouts. You are responsible for providing your own tape and scissors.
Questions - if applicable, answer the questions following the lab exercise in this section. Again, cut and paste from the lab notebook.
Summary - required! Write a few sentences summarizing, in your own words, what you did and learned in the lab. Furthermore, if you have any insights on how to make the lab better, please note them here.
Pre-lab - Pre-labs should be completed on separate paper before you come to lab. Pre-labs that are not completed prior to lab will not receive any credit (which can vary from 10 to 30 percent of the lab grade).
Do not leave personal items unattended in the lab. We are not immune to theft in the labs.
Be sure to completely log out of your computer when you are done.