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Words of Wisdom

re·dun·dan·cy (rî-dùn¹den-sê) noun ( pl. -cies) The state of being redundant. Examples: a unique, one-in-a-lifetime opportunity A.M. in the morning ask a question circulated around collaborate together with convicted felon evil villain exact replica income coming in protective armor repeat again readjust Rio Grande river SAT test still remains…

— Brain Candy

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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