How to write a compelling research paper abstract

Expert lessons, a case study, bonus tips and a checklist to help you unleash your research’s full potential.

What will you learn?

  1. The purpose of an abstract
  2. How the abstract helps the reader
  3. The benefits of an abstract
  4. The different types of abstract
  5. When you should write the abstract
  6. The 10-step approach to writing an abstract
  7. What to avoid while writing an abstract
  8. How to write and format a show-stopping title


Course Description

A research paper abstract is like a movie trailer – the more interesting it is, the greater the chances of readers wanting to know more and reading the whole paper. Since it plays such an important role in determining the fate of your paper, it’s important to know how to write a persuasive abstract.

This program includes a step-by-step guide with expert lessons, an interactive quiz, a case study, bonus tips, and a handy checklist to help you write a compelling abstract. You will understand the ins and outs of a great abstract, including how it benefits the reader. You also learn about the different types of abstracts, the techniques of writing and formatting this important section, as well as the dos and don’ts when drafting the ideal abstract for your research paper.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Movies and research papers

Lecture 2: Importance and types of Abstracts

Lecture 3: How to write the Abstract

Lecture 4: Course summary and quiz

Lecture 5: A free checklist and bonus tips


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


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