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Writing the Abstract

Abstract

An abstract not exceeding 300 words must be included with the essay submitted. It is not an introduction, but presents an overview of the extended essay, and should, therefore, be written last. The inclusion of an Abstract is intended to encourage students to examine closely the development of an argument within the extended essay and the pertinence of any conclusions that are reached. It is also designed to allow readers to understand quickly the content of the extended essay.

The minimum requirements for the abstract are for it to state clearly

The abstract should be typed or word processed on one side of a sheet of paper, and placed immediately after the title page.

The following sites will help you write your abstract:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/656/01/

http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/abstract