The abstract is one of the most important if not THE most important part of your entire research paper. It needs to accomplish two main objectives: it must give a concise summary of the content of your research paper; and it should seduce the reader into reading or purchasing your full paper.
This video gives step-by-step instructions on how to develop and construct your abstract, as well providing as some dos and don’ts when it comes to composing your abstract. It also features a “sample abstract” that you can use as a guide when composing your own work.
This video includes: ✔ An explanation of why the abstract is important to your paper ✔ A detailed summary of how to approach and plan to write the abstract ✔ Step-by-step instructions on how to include all relevant parts of the abstract (motivation and purpose, problem, methods, results, and conclusion) ✔ An abstract sample that demonstrates how to apply these rules ✔ General tips on what to include and what to avoid when writing your abstract
Who should watch this video: ★Research writers writing a paper for a journal or conference ★Students interested in learning how to compose a proper abstract
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