Practical advice on how to write a compelling research abstract

What will you learn?

  1. Understand the different types of abstracts
  2. Get actionable tips to make your abstract compelling to journal editors
  3. A step-by-step method to create an abstract that’s a perfect snapshot of your paper
  4. The qualities of a great abstract based on examples and side-by-side comparisons

Course Description

Freely available to readers, an abstract is vital in determining how your research is received and what kind of impact it can have. Millions of researchers submit their work every year, and writing a good abstract that perfectly showcases your research is vital to increase the visibility and readership of your paper.

This engaging course, in the form of a handbook, will teach you how to write a compelling, concise and effective abstract that will help boost your research paper’s readership. It explains the 9-step method to create an abstract that grabs reader’s attention, with practical tips and hands-on guidance on what to include and exclude. With case studies and side-by-side comparisons, the handbook makes it easy to master the skill of writing an effective abstract for your research paper.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Of movie trailers and abstracts

Lecture 2: The different types of abstracts

Lecture 3: How to write an abstract - Simple steps to perfection

Lecture 4: What not to do – Why abstracts get rejected

Lecture 5: Samples of great abstracts

Lecture 6: Conclusion and summary

Your Instructor

Sneha Kulkarni
Sneha Kulkarni

Sneha’s interest in the communication of research led her to her current role of developing and designing content for researchers and authors. She publishes articles and creates educational content that provides researchers and authors insights into the latest developments and trends in the publishing industry. She is also passionate about teaching ESL and EFL teaching.

Course Curriculum

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