2012 Topical Conference on the Advanced Laboratory
Writing is a critical part of experimental physics. It helps the author synthesize the physics in the experiment through the need to articulate the work to a group of peers through peer review.
However, when students write laboratory reports, they often write for the instructor. This unfortunate choice of audience causes them to not fully synthesize their work because the instructor will fill in the blanks. As a way around this, we have created The Journal of the Advanced Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Investigation (JAUPLI). Students from different institutions submit articles to the journal and review articles submitted by other students mirroring professional practice. Our results to date on this project will be presented.
Mark Masters (2012).
The zen of learning laboratory physics through writing and the art of peer review. Presented at 2012 Topical Conference on the Advanced Laboratory, Philadelphia PA.