CMPE100, Spring 2012, Section 01: Lab Write-ups

Lab Write-ups

Your lab write-ups will be due about a week after the lab demo is due. The exact due dates will be listed on the schedule.

Your lab write-up should include:

  • Lab number, your name, date, and which section you attended.
  • A description of the purpose of the lab.
  • Methods: essentially what you did.
  • Results: anything you determined, any answers to questions posed in the lab assignment, any designs: include printouts of all schematics and any verilog code that is requested or that you wrote yourself.
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: A xerox of all of the pages in your notebook with notes starting with the first page which was not part of the previous lab write-up.


  • Do not copy from the Lab assignment; you must use your own words in your lab write-up.
  • Label all Figures and Tables (e.g. Figure 19 or Table 254) and refer to them in your text.
  • All lab reports must be permanently stapled (or pages permanently fixed together) or they will not be accepted.
  • Do not include extra information in the lab reports that is not requested or necessary. Save a tree. Save a grader.

Plagiarism is representing anothers' work as your own. This means anything which you do not create and submit without providing proper attribution.

Take a look at the attached sample 100L lab write-up to see a good lab report. Note that this is from a different offering and is missing the lab notebook copies which you must attach.


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