Writing the Abstract 2010

Writing the - Writing the Abstract The primary purpose of an abstract is to guide readers An abstract is a summary of a body of information in a

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Writing the Abstract The primary purpose of an abstract is to guide readers. An abstract is a summary of a body of information in a paragraph. An abstract expresses the main claim and argument of a paper. The abstract does not include bibliographic citations. An abstract concisely highlights or reviews the major points covered along with the content and scope of the writing. An abstract can also be a useful tool for writers to check that they have a clear grasp of their thesis and argument. If the writer can state the thesis and argument clearly in a few sentences—and in such a way that someone who doesn't know the subject will still be able to understand the main idea—then the writer knows that they have a good grasp of the ideas they are trying to express. An abstract says everything of central importance in a way that gives the reader a clear overview of what is contained in the essay. By looking at a well-written abstract, your professor or a friend will quickly be able to get the gist of your paper. . Abstracts should… Communicate specific information from the report, article, or paper. Provide the paper's conclusions.
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course BIO 2B03 taught by Professor Dej during the Spring '11 term at McMaster University.

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