Guidelines for writing lab rotation protocols and theses


Structure of the document


If this is unclear, please look a completed protocol or thesis for an example.
Approximate lengths of the individual parts of the thesis or protocol:

undergrad rotation report BioRec rotation writeup MSc thesis PhD thesis
total length 5-10 pages 7-20 pages 30-50 pages > 50 pages
abstract 200 words 200 words 200 words 200 words
introduction max. 1 page max. 2 pages max. 3 pages > 10 pages
Materials and Methods 1/2 to 2 pages depends on methods depends on methods depends on methods
Results (including figures and tables) 3-6 pages 3-10 pages 15-25 pages > 30 pages
Discussion 1/2 to 2 pages 1-2 pages 1-5 pages > 10 pages
References as required (? 20) as required (? 20) as required (? 50) as required




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