How to Write an abstract

How to Write an abstract - Remember that you have to write...

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Remember that you have to write the abstract based on the hardy-weinberg exercise so basically describe why is it important and what does Hardy-weinberg equilibrium mean, write what gene are you testing, the methods, the results and the interpretation with a biological conclusion. Do this in one paragraph of about 200 to 300 words. This will be due next week Below is a really nice description of how to write an abstract that I found from UC Berkely. This might help a lot when writing your abstract. The link is posted at the end. HOW TO WRITE AN ABSTRACT: Links and Tips An abstract is a short summary of your completed research. If done well, it makes the reader want to learn more about your research. These are the basic components of an abstract in any discipline: 1) Motivation/problem statement: Why do we care about the problem? What practical, scientific, theoretical or artistic gap is your research filling? 2) Methods/procedure/approach: What did you actually do to get your results? (e.g. analyzed 3 novels, completed a series of 5 oil paintings, interviewed 17 students) 3) Results/findings/product: As a result of completing the above procedure, what did you learn/invent/create?
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4) Conclusion/implications: What are the larger implications of your findings, especially for the problem/gap identified in step 1? However, it's important to note that the weight accorded to the different components can vary by discipline. For models, try to find abstracts of research that is similar to your research.
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course BSC 2010L taught by Professor Herrerabaerbolker during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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