EE 321L Instructions
The general format of your lab book:
The function of your lab book:
- Keep all lab work in a quad-rule bound notebook.
- Leave room for, and include, a table of contents at the beginning.
Record titles and page numbers of labs as you do them.
- Number and date pages.
- Hand-written entries should be in ink. Cross out bad work
with a single line through it, rather than blacking it out.
- Do not cut up the lab handout and use it in the write up.
Attach (glue, tape or staple) the handout in the lab book
- You may use both sides of the pages, or use the right side
for final work and left side as a scratch area.
- When asked to compare the results of a measurement with
theory, show the necessary calculations.
- Include units and labels with all data and plots.
Plots should have carefully labeled scales drawn
on both axes.
- The lab notebook should be neat, but not formal.
The process of documenting your lab:
- The notebook should be a complete record of what you did.
It should show the circuits you actually built, tests
performed and outcomes.
- There should be enough information that an
engineer not familiar with the lab could exactly
reproduce your work.
- Record as you work.
- Include problem statement and requirements.
- Provide information on what was done including
steps taken, schematics and/or block diagrams.
- Summarize results with supporting tables of data and/or
sketches/copies of the oscilloscope trace.
- Answer questions.
- Write short conclusion.