is permanently bound?
has consecutively numbered pages?
has a cover that identifies the project, investigator (you), and the period of work (MMDDYR – MMDDYR)?
has a table of contents identifying the experiments performed, the relevant pages, and dates of work?
has legible entries?
possibly contains errors/mistakes, which have been crossed out, initialed, and dated?
has each dated entry begin on a new page?
uses a diagonal line to mark empty space?
contains an accurate record of what I have done?
contains a complete record of what I have done (I could reproduce the results by following the procedures as written in the notebook?)