Advice for SUNRISE Abstracts
Assignment: Draft abstracts due week of July 24
Final abstracts due week of July 31
I A Definition from SCCUR
Abstracts must include sufficient information about the nature and significance of the
topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results, and the
conclusions. The abstract should summarize the substantive results of the work and
not merely list topics to be discussed.
An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your paper and your whole project.
It should have an intro, body and conclusion.
It highlights major points of the content and answers why this work is
important, what was your purpose, how you went about your project, what
you learned, and what you concluded.
It is a well-developed paragraph and should be exact in wording.
It must be understandable to a wide audience.
Do not include any charts, tables, figures, or spreadsheets in the abstract
Abstract Heading Layout
1. Title of paper
2. First name, middle initial, and last name of author.
3. Name(s) of faculty mentor(s)
Abstract Body Format
Abstracts should follow these guidelines:
In Microsoft Word format
In Times New Roman font, size 12
No more than 250 words in length
Single-spaced and a single paragraph
II Information from the web, some where.
What information should an abstract contain?
An abstract should: