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ITC571 Research Skills Guide: Writing an abstract

Writing an abstract

For Assessment Task 4 your lecturer recommends this website on Writing an Abstract.

Abstracts can be Informative or Descriptive:


Informative: overview of the research, single paragraph to a whole page.  Critical: work being discussed to the writer's own research


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Note: The Critical abstract is written when asked to review your own work or another author's works.

Other useful resources to assist you with writing an abstract:

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) guide

University of Melbourne 2-page flyer

Writing a synopsis

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.