ES 331/767 Abstract Instructions
PREPARING AN ABSTRACT FOR CLASS REPORTS
Each student shall prepare an abstract, similar to this example, for course reports and presentations. An abstract is a condensed summary of the main topics covered in the presentation. The abstract should review the purpose, methods, data, analysis, and conclusions concerning the subject. A typical abstract is about one-half page in length. Good writing is expected with correct grammar and spelling. Choose a simple title, and avoid using jargon, contractions, abbreviations or acronyms.
- J.S. ABER, Earth Science Department, Emporia State University, Emporia,
KS 66801. Current date.
The report should be accompanied by a short list of references, including Web-site URLs, which represent the primary sources of information. Give references in standard scientific style as shown by the examples below. You may want to include a few illustrations, such as maps, charts, or summary diagrams. These should be neat and legible with appropriate captions. Do not give tables of data.
- Aber, J.S. 1992. Chert gravel, drainage development, and sinkholes in the
Walnut basin, south-central Kansas. Kansas Academy Science,
- Lidmar-Bergström, K., Elvhage, C. and Ringberg, B. 1991. Landforms in
Skåne, South Sweden. Geografiska Annaler 73:61-91.
- NASA Johnson Space Center, Imagery
Services, World Wide Web homepage URL: http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/
- Richards, K. 1982. Rivers form and process in alluvial channels.
Methuen, London, 361 p.
- Watson, J.P. 1991. A visual interpretation of a Landsat mosaic of the
Okavango Delta and surrounding area. Remote Sensing Environment
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