How to Write an Abstract for a Research Paper


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Which of these three things is not necessary in an abstract for a research paper?

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1. What is one way in which the reader benefits when the writer adds an abstract to his or her research paper?

2. What is a ''controlling idea''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to write an abstract for a research paper, certain steps must be taken. Use the quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of these steps and components of abstracts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • What a controlling idea is
  • Order in which information should be written within an abstract
  • Things necessary in abstracts
  • Benefits that a reader gets when an abstract is included in a research paper
  • Why the formatting of an abstract is unique

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on research abstracts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the uniqueness of an abstract's format and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - retrieve the details you picked up regarding the meaning of a controlling idea

Additional Learning

Using the lesson titled How to Write an Abstract for a Research Paper is helpful when you want to keep learning. Some tasks you can complete using this lesson include:

  • Understand why abstracts are used
  • Examine components of a good abstract
  • Look at examples of a research abstract
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