The abstract is often the most important part of an academic text, yet abstracts tend to be the least well written. This practical session will:
• analyse examples of abstracts from successful chemical engineering and biotechnology articles
• identify the key components of abstracts
• describe methods for writing abstracts for various kinds of texts including journal articles, conference papers, and theses
The session will also provide a checklist for writing abstracts and guidance on further resources available.
Anthony Haynes is Creative Director of The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd (www.professionalandhigher.com) and Visiting Professor at Hiroshima University. Previously he was Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University. He has also taught academic authorship online for the University of Tartu. Anthony has published numerous articles in academic and professional periodicals and is the author of five books, including Writing Successful Academic Books (CUP) and Writing Successful Textbooks (A&C Black).
Please also see Anthony's online resources, specifically developed and tailored with the assistance of CEB researchers - http://writeyourresearch.wordpress.com/