Abstracting Research

Abstracting is a technique used in research to help you assimilate large volumes of research.  Sometimes the horizon of abstract use is the individual research project. But more profoundly, abstracts may be something that you keep to allow you to access important concepts over time. By the way, abstracts will also be very helpful to you in preparing for comprehensive examinations in your graduate work. The purpose of this assignment is for you to become familiar with the skill.

Do the project in the following steps:

1. Select 20 articles using one of the following methods:

2.  Abstract the articles.

Write an abstract for each of the articles selected. We want you to master the art of abstracting and time has shown that the following conventions produce the most useful abstracts:

Grading: 20 percent of your semester grade

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