- Develop an outline and upload it through Canvas.
- Develop an abstract and upload it through Canvas as well.
- Respond to at least 1 student with a critique of their abstract.
PROMPT FOR OUTLINE
Please upload your outline for your Final Paper here. You can use this as a guide for completing your own outline. You do not have to follow this step by step- I am including it here in case you are totally lost as to how to do an outline.
Quick note: You don’t need to worry about an “attention grabber” – don’t let that keep you from completing your outline.
PROMPT FOR ABSTRACT
Upload a rough draft of your abstract and
Read and give notes on an abstract written by at least 1 student
Definition and Purpose of Abstracts
An abstract is a short summary of your (published or unpublished) research paper, usually about a paragraph (c. 6-7 sentences, 150-250 words) long. A well-written abstract serves multiple purposes:
- an abstract lets readers get the gist or essence of your paper or article quickly, in order to decide whether to read the full paper;
- an abstract prepares readers to follow the detailed information, analyses, and arguments in your full paper;
- and, later, an abstract helps readers remember key points from your paper.
The Contents of an Abstract
Abstracts contain most of the following kinds of information in brief form. The body of your paper will, of course, develop and explain these ideas much more fully. As you will see in the samples below, the proportion of your abstract that you devote to each kind of information—and the sequence of that information—will vary, depending on the nature and genre of the paper that you are summarizing in your abstract.
For Part Two of this Assignment, I would like you to make sure you understand what Humanities theme and work(s) will be discussed in the abstract you’ve chosen to review.
Also, make suggestions to the student(s) you have chosen if you think there are some things that might help make it a bette