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Writing an Abstract

Abstracts are important. Generally,they are the first part of your writing that is read, and often, they are the only part that is read. Therefore, they must be complete, concise, accurate, and self-contained.

Tips for Writing Effective Abstracts

See APA manual, p. 12 ff. for additional suggestions about writing effective abstracts.

Computer tip: To check your word count, go to the TOOLS menu in Microsoft Word and click on "word count."

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