Help With Report Writing

Help with Report Writing guides you through the sections of a typical laboratory report in civil enginering.

What you will learn from using Help with Writing:

  • the overall structure and purpose of a typical laboratory report in civil enginering
  • what kind of information belongs in different sections of a report
  • how to structure the information in each section in a logical way
  • how to use scientific language in an appropriate way

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Example Report

Help With Understanding Content

Help with Understanding Content deals with key concepts for specific reports in civil engineering soil mechanics.

What you will learn from using Help with Understanding Content:

  • how to construct a theoretical flow net.

Note: an example report has not yet been included in this module

Drawing a flow net diagram

Your lecturer guide for this module is David Airey.

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David comments on student attempts to draw flownets (36s):

David outlines the criteria to keep in mind when writing the lab report (30s):

David discusses some common presentation issues (41s):

David discusses the requirements for a good flownet (48s):