Demystifying the Abstract
The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill explains the purpose of an abstract and surveys the kinds of abstracts writers may encounter in their graduate career.
An Abstract for All Occasions
Abstracts for Graduate Students
Texas A+M University, Writing Center
This PowerPoint introduces abstracts from many disciplines and provides writing tips and examples.
Proposing in an Elevator
The Dissertation Proposal
Texas A+M University, Writing Center, Candace Schaefer
In this 25-minute video, Candace Schaefer discusses how to write a dissertation proposal. Schaefer also provides insight into the "elevator speech," a synthesis of research vital for the dissertation defense, job talk, and many other occasions.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Abstract or Prospectus?
Writing Tips: How to Write an Abstract
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
This overview defines the difference between a traditional abstract and a prospectus, offering a guide to conceptualizing and writing these similar but distinct documents.
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