Useful Notebook Checklist

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?)