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In a couple weeks, I plan to spend some time with my students on writing lab reports.  Both in science and engineering, students spend a pretty significant amount of time writing reports (or they should!). I decided this would be a part of my curriculum after remembering my experience teaching circuits labs the first time.  I was amazed at how many students had made it that far without having a good understanding of how to write a lab report.  I ended up spending a good chunk of lab time trying to teach this particular skill. The reason I think this is important is not only for academic success but for success in a job.  As an engineer, you have to write a lot of reports.  Your superiors have to explain why they’re paying you, so you need to be able to justify your existence. Education in this realm, however, has…

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