ES 771/775 Abstract Instructions
PREPARING AN ABSTRACT FOR CLASS PRESENTATION
Each student shall prepare an abstract, similar to this example, for the presenation given to the class. 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 and single spaced with standard margins. 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 abstract should be accompanied by a short list of references, including web-site URLs, which represent the primary sources of information used for the presentation. Place references on the same page as the abstract, and 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; place illustrations on separate pages with appropriate captions. Do not give tables of data.
- Aber, J.S., Spellman, E.E., Webster, M.P. and Rand, L.L. 1997. Applications of Landsat imagery in the Great Plains. Kansas Academy Science, Transactions 100, p. 47-60.
- Lidmar-Bergström, K., Elvhage, C. and Ringberg, B. 1991. Landforms in Skåne, South Sweden. Geografiska Annaler 73, p. 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 35, p. 1-9.
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