You want your audience to be interested in what you say. In order to achieve that, you will have to present the contents of a (presumably) complex article in a short, concise, and comprehensible form. The challenge is to convey enthusiasm for the topic, while remaining scientifically correct. Focus on the "headlines" of the article. Use a limited number of clear examples to make your point. Do not send the audience to sleep by swamping them with detail.
Your project report/thesis/manuscript shall give an attractive as well as precise summary of your experiments/studies. Thus, it shall be easy to read, while containing sufficient detail that permit a complete reconstruction of the experiments/studies performed. Note that the thesis must your own work - both regarding the data and the concepts. Any copy-pasting of entire sentences or even paragraphs from the literature or webpages is plagiarism - equivalent to theft - and absolutely not acceptable!
Your project proposal should provide a an overview of the plans for a scientific experiment/study, including objectives, background, and the experimental design or study design. Think of a project application for research funding: Make sure that you can convince possible referees that your project idea is worth funding.
Lab books are mandatory in our labs
Your lab book shall help you to reconstruct all the details (protocols, results) of the experiments, which you did during your project
Your lab book may be of legal importance, if you work with genetically modified organisms (S1 or S2) or opportunistic human pathogens. As such the lab book must be sufficiently detailed so that others can reconstruct what you did!
Golden rule: The lab book must be as detailed as necessary (to allow correct reconstruction of experiments by others) and as short as possible (to make it readable)
The below rules should be followed, in order to ensure high standard across projects and fulfilment of legal requirements
If you worked with genetically modified organisms, your lab book must remain in the lab for legal reasons! You can copy pages for later usage somewhere else