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Writing an effective abstract is critical in the era of publish or perish. The abstract is the first section that is read by reviewers and researchers, so it’s important to not only provide an overview of your paper, but more importantly, effectively communicate the argument you are presenting. Millions of research articles are published each year, and often only your abstract is presented. So you’ll want to grab your readers’ attention, ensuring your abstract is engaging enough to persuade those readers to click, and read your paper. In this course you will learn about the hallmark ‘moves’ in effective abstracts, analyse abstracts and practice applying the moves to your writing. You’ll also have the chance to submit your abstract to AcaWriter, our automated feedback tool, and receive feedback on the moves in your abstract.
This course is for post graduate students who are writing research papers, but is also relevant for anyone who wants to improve their abstract writing skills.
Sophie Abel is an academic writing specialist who has taught academic writing for over 10 years to undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students in a variety of disciplines. She is currently a doctoral researcher at the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at UTS where she is investigating how writing analytics can be used to help develop research students’ scholarly writing.
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