The Grey Lit Café

How to write abstracts: processes

November 14, 2022 Anthony Haynes Season 2 Episode 20
The Grey Lit Café
How to write abstracts: processes
Show Notes

Anthony Haynes writes: Our previous episode on abstracts focused on structure and content. Now we switch our attention to process -- how to go about writing the text.

The episode considers common pitfalls and provides tips for good practice.


Unit V of #EnginComms provides links to a video and how-to slides, together with links to other creators' resources in various forms:

Karen L. McKee has produced two excellent videos, one on written abstracts and one on graphical. The respective links are:

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  • Sound production: Bart Hallmark
  • Music: from Handel's Water Music, courtesy of the United States Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra

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