Sample Log

This page will give you a general sample for what a log could look like.

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Purpose:  Here you will write the purpose of your log in the most organized way possible.  Try to keep it brief and leave explanations for later on.

Here you will begin to portray any information you would like to get across to the reader.  Discuss the problem at hand, why it was important, and what you did to solve the issue.  Don’t forget to keep handwriting neat and skip lines as needed.

After defining the problem at hand and possible solutions, your log can contain many different types of graphics depending on the issue being discussed.  When comparing and contrasting, pro/con charts can be extremely helpful.  Images such as the CAD of a new design or even pictures of the experimentation that the problem required can be extremely useful to help explain.  Be sure to caption photos as they may not be as clear to the reader as they are to you.  Remember the purpose of your log is to inform someone without any knowledge of the topic you’re discussing thoroughly.  Basically, use any form of representing data whether it be through charts, photos, equations or anything else you deem appropriate.

After you’ve clearly provided any information you wanted to present, write a conclusion discussing the things you have learned from this problem and what action, if any, you are going to pursue because of this new information.

If there is any extra space at any part of the log, use straight edges to draw a box and then strike it out to mark that no changes were made after that point.  You may not always need to include a box, use your best guess to assume whether it is reasonable.

Finally, mark the date as well as signatures from the author and someone to corroborate the information as fact.

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