Crafting a Compelling Abstract

Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

E17-136 40 Ames St., Cambridge, MA

For your paper to be successful, people have to actually read it. A compelling abstract is essential for capturing readers' attention and making them want to read more. But writing an effective abstract is challenging because you need to summarize what motivated you, what you did, and what you found, in a small number of words. In this workshop, Thalia Rubio, a WCC Communication Instructor, a technical writer, and a textbook author, will analyze sample abstracts, discuss editing strategies, and guide you through revising abstracts. You'll also have the opportunity to begin developing your own abstract and will leave with a better understanding of how to write a strong abstract that clearly presents your research.

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