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7) Write Your Paper: Abstracts

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to common writing assignments.

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What is an Abstract?

What is an abstract?

An abstract is a brief statement which summarizes the essential information about an article, book, or other document.

A good abstract allows the reader to quickly skim the main arguments and data presented in a document, and to decide whether it is worthwhile to continue reading.

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