Lab Conclusion

The Do's and Don'ts

Helpful Hints

  • Do draw an illustration or a graph, if appropriate.
  • Don't list the data again, but summarize, discuss, and analyze the data.
  • Do explain why your hypothesis was correct or incorrect from your observations or data.
  • Don't give the procedure again, but do point out possible sources of error.
  • Don't forget to break up your ideas with more than one paragraph. Your conclusion is an essay.

Some helpful format for writing a conclusion:

This lab (experiment) investigated ___________________________.

In order to study the problem we ____________________________.

My results showed ______________________________, thus proving my hypothesis was (correct/incorrect).

I believe the results are (accurate/inaccurate) because ___________________________.

In order to further investigate this problem, next time I would ____________________.