Final Hints

  • Read your laboratory manual before attending the lab.  At the least you should know what the aim of the experiment is.

  • Read the appropriate literature before the lab.  For example, if you are doing a lab on ECG’s, then know what an ECG is and what the waveforms represent.

  • Try to understand the lab during laboratory time.  Do you know what it is that you are looking at on your computer screen?  If you don’t - ASK!  Do not take the attitude - “I will just get the results now and figure it out later” because believe me - you won’t.

  • Write up your results and discussion sections first.  These are the most important sections for your learning and will help you focus on what is relevant for your introduction.

  • Look at each set of results and try to explain them using your own knowledge.  If you can’t explain them then read a text book (remember to use the index - it doesn’t help to read the 3 chapters on the topic).  If you are still at a loss, make an appointment with the tutors.