Did you know that an abstract is the most important part of your research paper? Learn how to write an abstract and increase engagement with your research!
Have you heard that an abstract is one of the most important elements of your research paper?
I want you to remind yourself of the time when you search for papers to support your research. Ask yourself the following question – what information you read first?
Yes, that’s right – you usually decide whether the research paper is useful for your research based on the title and abstract alone.
Only after the abstract catches your interest, you read the full paper.
You can see the abstract of your research paper as an opportunity to showcase the best aspects of your research and encourage your readers to go through the entire article to find out more.
I know we’re usually not taught how to sell and market our work during our PhDs, which is a real shame if you ask me. But it’s something you can learn using the process for developing habits I discussed some time ago.
Essentially the purpose of an abstract is similar to the sales pitch. The abstract is your opportunity to get your readers hooked and convince them that your work is relevant for them.
And remember, depending on the journal or conference, you’ve got about 100-300 words to convey your message!
So how do you write outstanding abstract for research paper?…