An abstract is:
What is an abstract?
A descriptive abstract
This report provides conclusions and recommendations on the grammar-checking software that is currently available.
This research analyzes the different approaches to reducing traffic congestion in the UK and provides conclusions and recommendations for future implementation.
An informative abstract
Based on an exhaustive review of currently available products, this report concludes that none of the available grammar-checking software products provides any useful function to writers.
Subjects’ car clocks were set ten minutes fast in order to determine if deliberately setting a clock ahead will reduce lateness. One group of subjects knew their clocks had been set ahead, while a second group of subjects was not informed of the change. Over a four-week period, the subjects who were aware of the clock change regularly arrived on time or late for their scheduled appointments. Over the same period of time, the subjects who were unaware of the clock change tended to arrive early or on time for their appointments. Data suggest that intentionally setting a clock to run fast does not reduce lateness because one accounts for that extra time in his or her schedule.
Abstracts may also vary depending on the type of study or project being described. A few examples include:
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