Help With Report Writing

Help with Report Writing guides you through the sections of a typical short report in molecular biology published in a journal like Nature.

What you will learn from using Help with Writing:

  • the overall structure and purpose of a short scientific paper in molecular biology
  • what kind of information belongs in different sections of a paper
  • how to structure the information in each section in a logical way
  • how to use scientific language in an appropriate way

Overall Structure






Example Report



Help With Understanding Content

Help with Understanding Content deals with concepts you need to understand for a particular experiment in molecular biology.

What you will learn from using Help with Understanding Content:

  • To decide on background that is relevant to the introduction.
  • How to state the aim for this experiment
  • How to write the legend for this experiment

Concepts in 'Regulation of Gene Expression' Experiment Part I (MBLG2x71)

Your lecturer guide for this module is Vanessa Gysbers and your student guide is Natalie.


Click here to see what they have to say...

Vanessa outlines the objectives of the report assignment and the problems students have
(1m 14s):

Vanessa suggests how students
can improve their writing (33s):

Natalie compares reports in biochemistry with those in chemistry and physiology (1m 24s):

Natalie advises students in her course about report writing (15s):