Research Paper Abstract

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Research paper abstract- A summary of your work
A research paper abstract is an essence of the research paper itself, written for a specific purpose and in very precise words and would only be written if asked for. Often professors ask students to write an abstract which would explain in simple and precise terms, the purpose of the research and the conclusion. Sometimes, before going through the research paper itself, readers often prefer to go through the research paper abstracts which help them in choosing which research paper to pursue further. A typical abstract should provide the following information: •The purpose of investigation or research

The problem statement considered
Relevance of problem at hand
Results of research
Important conclusions drawn from your research
Students should not include the following in abstracts unless specified by your college: •Methodology used
Primary and secondary sources of information
Data analysis
While writing an abstract, you need to be especially careful about economic use of words since a research paper abstract generally does not go beyond one paragraph or 200 – 300 words. You must be wondering at this point of time, how to fit in so many words in just a paragraph and at the same time provide all the required information to the readers to captivate their interest! It is indeed a knotty task but needs to be completed if demand is there.

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