The most important part of your research paper is your abstract. Its purpose is not only to concisely summarize your work but also to grab the reader’s attention and convince them that your research is valuable and important. An unclear abstract can set the stage for confusion, whereas a polished abstract prepares the reader by telling them what to expect from your paper.
This workshop will show you how to perfect your abstract (with an emphasis on the UMaine Student Symposium’s guidelines). We will begin with an overview of abstract-writing tips, followed by group activities for practice. Time will be reserved for peer review of draft abstracts, so feel free to bring yours with you!
Space is limited. First come, first served. This workshop is also available via Zoom.
About the Speaker
Ally Hammond is a student in the Master of Social Work program. She also works at the Office of Research Development, where she assists with grant proposals, manages internal funding competitions and provides training and workshops on research topics.