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Chemical Principles Laboratory (CHEM 181L)

Notebook Checks

It is crucial that scientists carefully and diligently document their work. This helps them record and organize results, which ultimately guides their experiments. In some extreme cases, a well-kept laboratoy notebook makes the difference between you getting credit for a discovery or someone else.

For CHEM 1811, a three-ring binder and dividers will be used as a replacement for the typical lab notebook. You should maintain your notebook throughout the semester, keeping it up-to-date and organized. (Note: The divider headings should be: Lecture Notes, Writing Assignments, Lab Notes, Research Reports & Critiques, Digital Media Project.) To encourage the habit of continuous documentation, your notebook will be checked three times randomly throughout the semester. Each check will be worth 5 points, with the sum of them accounting for 3% of your final grade. Points will be awarded on an all-or-nothing basis.

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