But why are abstracts so important?
An abstract will help you to clarify the subject of your paper. The abstract is your first step in the writing process, it helps you organise your thoughts. A straightforward abstract can be a guide for the final paper. Solving the issues with your abstract will help you solving these issues in your paper.
If you are struggling with writing an abstract, it may be because your paper needs more focus. Therefore, the abstract serves as a diagnostic tool.
Abstracts are read far more often than the actual papers.,The abstract should be engaging, clear, and well-written, to lure a reader into reading further. It also sets the tone for the rest of the paper.
Your abstract will contain the most important ‘key words’ of your research. These ‘key words’ are essential to being digitally visible. A good abstract will vastly improve your ‘find-ability’.
In brief, always write an abstract, even if the publishing journal does not explicitly ask for one.
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