Whenever you are given a task to write a scientific or academic paper, you are also often expected to write an abstract. This is especially the case when it is the first time when you are facing a task of writing a certain kind of paper — for example, a dissertation. It can be confusing in its own right. And then you are also asked to write an abstract, so you get two tasks instead of one.
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If you're preparing a research paper or grant proposal, you'll need to know how to write an abstract. Here's a look at what an abstract is and how to write one. An abstract is a concise summary of an experiment or research project. It should be brief -- typically under words.
Writing a Research Abstract
Published on February 28, by Shona McCombes. Revised on October 13, An abstract is a short summary of a longer work such as a dissertation or research paper.
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