Writing an APA Abstract: Format & Examples


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The purpose of an abstract is which of the following?

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1. If your abstract contained a problem, participants, a study method, some basic conclusions and findings, you would be writing an abstract for which type of paper?

2. What is the purpose of including keywords in your abstract?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of how an APA abstract is written with the quiz and worksheet. Things you should be familiar with include the role of the abstract and the word range for an abstract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the following topics with this worksheet and quiz set:

  • Type of paper with an abstract containing a problem, participants and a study method
  • Recommended word range for an abstract
  • The role of an abstract
  • Suggested number of keywords to include in abstract
  • Reasoning behind having keywords in abstract

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the suggested number of keywords that should be in an abstract
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on APA abstracts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role the abstract plays in the paper

Additional Learning

To learn how to properly write an abstract in an APA paper, review the associated lesson called Writing an APA Abstract: Format & Examples. The lesson will help you:

  • Explore what an abstract is and the description of a good abstract
  • Recall the different types of papers there are and what the abstracts should contain
  • Review the process that is used to prepare and build an APA abstract
  • Learn about what APA stands for
  • Identify important information of an abstract through an example