An abstract is a brief summary of an article, research paper, scientific article, speech, or text. It is like a small overview of a larger paper giving the reader an idea of what the article is about and some of the key points the article covers.

There are always places to help you with an abstract for your paper. The internet holds tons of resources that will allow you to help break your paper down into a smaller abstract article to give the reader the idea of what the purpose of the paper is truly about.

How Do I Find Tips For My Abstract

  1. Go to your local library
  2. Go online
  3. Select a reliable source
    • Online
    • Offline

What is a reliable source

To determine if a source is reliable there are a few things to consider.

  • - Who published the research
  • - Where was the research published
  • - Does the new information fit with what you already know
  • - How is the research influenced.Example: Funding
  • - Is the source a magazine
  • - Is the source on television
  • - Is the source a case study
  • - Is the source a text book

How do I Know The Resources Chosen are Reliable

It is always important to make sure your resources for your abstract are reliable and hold credibility. Credible resources will always have information backing them. Journals will have citations to the original article or study in which the information was gathered from. Academic papers need to use strict resources, especially academic papers requiring an abstract. Any type of paper requiring an abstract should require only the most reliable of sources. These must be referenced, cited, and used as in text citations to keep your article from being considered plagiarized. Once the full study or paper is written it is time to write your abstract.

My Paper is Written but How do I Write the Abstract?

If you are not sure where to start with your abstract, start with the main point of the paper. This usually involves repeating the introduction of your paper, but elaborating on the key points.