Lab Title


Vermont Technical College

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Date Performed = 2008-01-01
Date Submitted = 2008-01-01


In this section briefly describe the purpose or goal of the lab. Avoid making overly general statements. Instead be as specific as you can. The objective section should raise a question that is answered by the Conclusion.


In this section include whatever theory or background is required to explain the results (or intended results) of the lab. In some labs it might be necessary to derive formula. In other labs it might be more appropriate to give an overview of background material. Change the name of this section to suit the needs of your particular lab.

This is a second paragraph. It is here to check style parameters. Ignore it.


In this section describe the procedure you used during the lab. This would be a good place to describe the operation of any hardware or software provided to you. It would also be a good place to describe any testing plan you developed for the hardware or software you created. Be sure to give enough detail so that someone with a similar technical background as yourself could reproduce your results from the information you provide.


Use this section to include circuit schematics, PCB layouts, or otherwise describe the physical hardware you designed in your lab. Note that this section should be used for hardware you designed or modified yourself. Hardware provided to you would often be more appropriately described in the Procedure section.


Use this section to describe the software that you wrote or modified for your lab. Be sure to include a description of the software's requirements as well as its design. Do not include a full code listing here (that is more suitable in the appendix). However, it may be appropriate to include code fragments. Note that, like the Hardware section, you should only use this section to describe software you wrote yourself. Software provided to you would often be more appropriately described in the Procedure section.

Data/Test Results

In this section include your data. If you made measurements of a circuit, include the raw measurements here, probably in tabular form. This is also an appropriate section to include computed data (numbers calculated from the raw data), theoretical results along with percent errors, graphs, sketches, and oscilloscope waveforms. If you wrote software for your lab, include the results of your testing in this section. You may wish to rename this section to more accurately reflect its content.


Use this section to interpret the results you presented in the Data section. What do your results mean? What is the significance of them? What problems did you encounter in the lab and how did you solve them? You can also use this section to answer any explicit questions in the lab handout.


This section should be brief statement of the conclusion(s) you can draw from your lab results. The conclusion should directly answer the question raised in the Objective section. Avoid discussing your results here (use the Discussion section for that). Also avoid concluding things that are not a direct consequent of your lab results (even if they are true).



In this section put any relevant references used to support your report. This includes printed documents, web URLs, and references to data sheets, etc.

Code Listing{s}

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
  printf("Hello, World!\n");
  return 0;

Lab Handout


Lab Notes

Consider attaching your raw notes made while doing the lab.