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Words of Wisdom

If you would be pungent, be brief, for it is with words as with sunbeams–the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

— Robert Southey

This workshop begins by defining abstracts and their function in academic writing. We distinguish between informative and descriptive abstracts and show samples of each type. After we consider the writing process best used for writing abstracts, we conclude with a discussion of sample abstracts.



 

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