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.

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.

Reference examples


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ES 771/775 © J.S. Aber (2013).