How to Write an Abstract for a Presentation


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Why is a presentation abstract more concise than a typical scientific abstract for a paper?

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1. What information should be the focus of a presentation abstract?

2. How should the results be written in a presentation abstract?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks what you know about writing an abstract for a presentation and the information that should be included. You'll also review the parts of the abstract.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on reviewing what you know about:

  • Why a presentation abstract is more concise than an abstract for a paper
  • The information to focus on in an abstract for a presentation
  • How the results section should be written
  • Why the methods section should be brief

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast an abstract for a presentation versus an abstract for a paper
  • Information recall - see if you recall the parts of a presentation abstract
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about the objective section of the abstract to answer a question about what information it offers

Additional Learning

You'll find more insight about this topic in the lesson, How to Write an Abstract for a Presentation. This lesson gives you more detail about:

  • The purpose of an abstract
  • The typical length of an abstract
  • What the context is
  • How the visual aid of a presentation helps
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