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 4/6/11 WRITING ABSTRACTS  &CRITIQUES
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Click to edit Master subtitle style  4/6/11 PART 1:  
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 4/6/11 What is an Abstract? It is a stand-alone document Provides specific, yet detailed  information about an article, etc. It  tells the reader what the document  is about. Should be written so the reader does not  have to go through the entire document in 
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 4/6/11 What is an Abstract? (continued) Are short – about 10% of the length  of the original work (if that…) Is used to inform the reader of the  key elements of the document Summarizes the key information  from each section  of the document
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 4/6/11 What is an Abstract Allows the reader to  assess/determine if the document  is relevant or useful Is a document that shows your  professor that you have read and  comprehend the information!
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 4/6/11 Key Components of an  What is the document about? What is the purpose of the  document? What methods were used in the  study? What are the major findings?
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 4/6/11 Elements of a Good  Must follow the “flow” of the original  report Writing is clear, concise, and well- developed Provides NO new information or  opinions – only a summary of the 
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 4/6/11 Elements of a Good  Crammed with information…”less is  more” Not written in 1st person.
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CJ 495 taught by Professor Johnson during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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