How to Write Abstracts that Capture Your Audience

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Net catching a goldfish

The purpose of an abstract is to convince a fellow scientist to actually read your paper or come to your talk.  In today’s competitive, information-overloaded scientific environment, being able to write effective abstracts is increasingly critical to your success.  In this webinar, our speaker, Celia Elliott, will present a simple, fool-proof, four-step “recipe” for turning out great abstracts with a minimum of fuss. 

What You Will Learn:

  • An effective abstract tells the audience exactly what to expect by presenting the highlights of the entire paper or talk.
  • An effective abstract is clear, concise, and compelling—no fluff and no vague generalities.
  • The abstract “recipe” is scalable; it works equally well for one-paragraph abstracts and two-page executive summaries.
  • And much more…

The Fine Print

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Celia Elliott
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Patricia Simpson
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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