This is a two page guide to writing an abstract effectively. An academic abstract is a miniature work of art. Abstracts are not always produced as a summarising version of completed academic labour; instead, they frequently espouse academic intentions to deliver scholastic outputs and/or research outcomes in time for a scheduled event.
A robust abstract addresses four central questions which ask: What is it about? What did you do? What did you find? and, How is that important? An abstract that is concentrated is potent and potency heralds resolute work. A well constructed abstract is staunch writing that conveys maximum meaning through minimum words. To access the full guide as a PDF, click here.
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Dr. Jens J. Hansen has worked in education for more than four decades and his interests span research methods, adult learning, philosophy and rural education.
He has survived a suite of experiences including parenthood, building, badminton and red wine.