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Abstracts and the writing of abstracts /
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak.
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[Ann Arbor] : University of Michigan Press, c2009.
description
xv, 88 p. : ill., map, charts ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0472033352 (Paper), 9780472033355 (Paper)
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imprint
[Ann Arbor] : University of Michigan Press, c2009.
isbn
0472033352 (Paper)
9780472033355 (Paper)
general note
"Volume 1 of the revised and expanded edition of English in today's research world."
catalogue key
6979628
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-87).
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Main Description
Today's research world demands a variety of different abstracts to serve different purposes. As a result, writing abstracts can be a difficult task for graduate and international students, researchers, and even practiced authors. Abstracts and the Writing of Abstractsis designed to demystify the construction of this essential writing form and to equip scholars with the skills to summarize their work in clear and compelling ways. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing abstracts that appeared in English in Today's Research World. The Abstractsvolume focuses on abstracts for research articles before addressing abstracts for short communications, conferences, and PhD dissertations. It also covers keywords, titles, and author names. Wherever appropriate within the text, Language Focus sections discuss options and provide tips for meeting specific linguistic challenges posed by the writing of different types of abstracts.
Main Description
Today's research world demands a variety of different abstracts to serve different purposes. As a result, writing abstracts can be a difficult task for graduate and international students, researchers, and even practiced authors.Abstracts and the Writing of Abstractsis designed to demystify the construction of this essential writing form and to equip scholars with the skills to summarize their work in clear and compelling ways. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing abstracts that appeared inEnglish in Today's Research World. TheAbstractsvolume focuses on abstracts for research articles before addressing abstracts for short communications, conferences, and PhD dissertations. It also covers keywords, titles, and author names. Wherever appropriate within the text, Language Focus sections discuss options and provide tips for meeting specific linguistic challenges posed by the writing of different types of abstracts.
Table of Contents
General Introduction to the Volumesp. ix
Introduction to the Abstracts Volumep. xiii
A Crucial First Stepp. xiv
Research Article (RA) Abstractsp. 1
General Analysis of RA Abstractsp. 3
Specific Analysesp. 9
Getting Started (Moves 1 and 2)p. 9
Language Focus: Links between S1 and S2p. 11
Compressing Methods Descriptions (Move 3)p. 14
Moving On: Results (Move 4)p. 16
Language Focus: Main Results and That Clauses in Traditional Abstractsp. 18
Concluding a Traditional Abstract (Move 5)p. 21
A Final Issue: A Need to Problematize in the Abstract?p. 23
Structured Research Article Abstractsp. 26
Statements of Objectivep. 28
Language Focus: Opening the Conclusion Sectionp. 32
Abstracts for Short Communicationsp. 35
Conference Abstractsp. 43
A Closer Look at the Organization of Conference Abstractsp. 45
The Rating of Conference Abstractsp. 51
The Role of a Senior Author: An Examplep. 52
The Problem of Promissory Abstractsp. 55
Conference Abstract Titlesp. 57
Structured Conference Abstractsp. 60
Conference Program Abstracts or Summariesp. 63
PhD Dissertation Abstractsp. 67
Choosing Keywordsp. 79
Appendix: Notes on Cross-Linguistic Issuesp. 81
Sourcesp. 85
Referencesp. 87
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