10 Fundamental Rules Of Writing Dissertation Abstracts


If you need to write a dissertation abstract then you may be wondering if there any specific instructions that you might need to follow. In fact, there are a wide variety of fundamental rules, which, when followed, can help you to write a good-quality piece of work. The following outlines 10 of them.


  1. Do not write the abstract too soon
  2. It is important that you do not write the abstract too soon. In fact, despite the fact that your abstract will appear towards the beginning of your work, it is best to wait until you have a better understanding of the other sections before you start writing your abstract.

  3. Check that the abstract is relevant to the rest of your paper
  4. Whilst writing the work, it is important that you refer back to anything else that you have written, to ensure that it is still relevant.

  5. Including details about the topic you are studying
  6. There are a variety of details that you will need to include, including information about the specific topic that you are studying are writing about.

  7. Including any key questions or the hypothesis that your work will be based on
  8. Some other points that you will need to raise include details about any questions that you might be asking as part of your work, as well as any hypothesis.

  9. Include any important methods that you need to refer to
  10. You will most likely use a wide variety of different research methods, and may need to refer to some of the most important methods in your abstract.

  11. Keeping in mind that you are trying to persuade people to continue reading
  12. When writing the work, you should remember that the aim of it is to describe what people should expect, so as to try and persuade them to continue reading.

  13. Keeping things short
  14. You do not have a lot of space to write your abstract, so it is important to keep things a short as possible - potentially as little as half a page.

  15. Avoiding unnecessary details
  16. In order to ensure that you keep things as short as possible, and include everything that needs to be included, it is important that you avoid any unnecessary details.

  17. Checking the accuracy of any facts or details
  18. If you have included any facts or other details then you should check the accuracy of them before you finalize your work.

  19. Checking the accuracy of your spelling and grammar
  20. As well as checking the accuracy of any details, you should check the accuracy of your spelling and grammar.

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