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Information literacy, Research methodology


Higher Education | History | Information Literacy | Scholarly Communication


The most important part of your research paper is your abstract. Its purpose is not only to concisely summarize your work but also to grab the reader’s attention and convince them that your research is valuable and important. An unclear abstract can set the stage for confusion, whereas a polished abstract prepares the reader by telling them what to expect from your paper.

This workshop will show you how to perfect your abstract (with an emphasis on the UMaine Student Symposium’s guidelines). We will begin with an overview of abstract-writing tips, followed by group activities for practice.

About the Speaker Ally Hammond is a student in the Master of Social Work program. She also works at the Office of Research Development, where she assists with grant proposals, manages internal funding competitions and provides training and workshops on research topics.

Fogler Library: Writing a Research Abstract Workshop