Writing Report Abstracts - The OWL at Purdue

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Writing Report Abstracts - The OWL at Purdue http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/656/01/ 1 of 2 2/25/2009 8:36 AM Writing Report Abstracts Types Of Abstracts There are two types of abstracts: informational and descriptive. Informational Abstracts communicate contents of reports include purpose, methods, scope, results, conclusions, and recommendations highlight essential points are short—from a paragraph to a page or two, depending upon the length of the report (10% or less of the report) allow readers to decide whether they want to read the report Descriptive Abstracts tell what the report contains include purpose, methods, scope, but NOT results, conclusions, and recommendations are always very short— usually under 100 words introduce subject to readers, who must then read the report to learn study results Qualities Of A Good Abstract An effective abstract uses one or more well-developed paragraphs, which are unified, coherent, concise, and able to stand alone uses an introduction-body-conclusion structure in which the parts of the report
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2009 for the course HR GM600 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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