An abstract is a condensed version of a larger piece of writing. An abstract is concise and clear and includes the major points, purpose, methods and scope of the original work.
(This list of elements is adapted from Philip Koopman's, “How to Write an Abstract.”; and the UNC-CH writing abstracts page.)
It is important to be purposeful when writing your abstract. You need to be concise and precise. Use active language that describes your work. Be purposeful when choosing your key words to describe your work. Use terms that easily identify your research and methods.
From the UNC-CH Writing Abstracts Page https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/abstracts/.
Follow the links above to learn more about writing abstracts.
From the UNC-CH writing center read carefully the following sections:
From the USC writing center link read carefully the following sections: