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Fitting all of this into a very restrictive word count can be a daunting task.
Start writing an abstract without worrying too much about the word limit, making sure that you include all the information that you believe to be relevant.
Consider these questions as you write your abstract: parts of your study in order to fully explain your paper and research.
Because it must accomplish this task in the space of only a few hundred words, it is important not to include ambiguous references or phrases that will confuse the reader or mislead them about the content and objectives of your research.
As you will read time and again in any article about research writing, you should always closely follow the specific guidelines and requirements indicated—be it for publication in a journal, for consideration at a conference, or even for a class assignment.
When it comes to journals specifically, EVERY publisher has a strict way of doing things.
APCI (Academic Publishing and Conferences International) notes that there arefor journals and conferences and stresses the importance of having an abstract that ticks all of these boxes.
Because it is often the ONLY chance you have to convince readers to keep reading, it is important that you spend time and energy crafting an abstract that both faithfully represents the central parts of your study, as well as captivates your audience.