Title

The title provides enough information for someone to understand what is contained in the report. Where appropriate, the title should indicate the purpose of the study, the subject (e.g. study population, organism, organ or molecule) and method or treatment.

Example

Original

"Lab report: Osmolarity and cells."

Whilst your tutor will know what your report is about, it is a good habit to write titles for people who will not know what the report is about.

Revised

"Effect of solution osmolarity on the rate of osmosis in red blood cells."  

Clear and succinct title that describes the purpose of the study i.e. the effects of osmolarity on water transport in cells. The specific type of cell is also mentioned i.e. red blood cells. 

What should a report title include?

Activity

Which title do you think would be appropriate for a scientific report?