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5 Steps To Write the Abstract of Scientific Writing

5 Steps To Write the Abstract of Scientific Writing

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Have you ever struggled with writing the Abstract of your paper? I have read dozens of books on scientific writing and academic writing; but I could not find a simple solution to this task. Through many mistakes and failures, I have rearched 5-step formula to writing the Abstract of your paper. Interested? Read on.
Have you ever struggled with writing the Abstract of your paper? I have read dozens of books on scientific writing and academic writing; but I could not find a simple solution to this task. Through many mistakes and failures, I have rearched 5-step formula to writing the Abstract of your paper. Interested? Read on.

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5 Steps To Write the Abstract of Scientific Writing
Copyright © 2008-2009 Teppei Suzuki
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ScientificWritingGuide.com 
 
“5 Steps to Write the Abstract ofScientific Writing”
Have you ever struggled with writing the Abstract of your paper?I have read dozens of books on scientific writing and academicwriting; but I could not find a simple solution to this task.Through many mistakes and failures, I have got to the point whereI can summarize 5 steps to do this intimidating task, i.e.,writing the Abstract of your paper. This task will be easierif you follow these 5 steps, which I will share with you today.But before I mention, here’s the most important rule:
 Write the main body first. Then, and only then, write the Abstract.
“Ishould mention that some experienced writers prepare theirtitle and Abstract after the paper is written, even though byplacement these elements come first,” says Robert A. Day, theauthor of
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper 
. And that’strue.OK? Let us look at these 5 steps. Here they are:
Step 1:
Write why you have done it
Step 2:
Write how you have done it
Step 3:
Write major results
Step 4:
Write outlook or implications of your work
Step 5:
Rewrite for brevityThat’s it. Now let us look at each step at a time.
Step 1:
 
 
5 Steps To Write the Abstract of Scientific Writing
Copyright © 2008-2009 Teppei Suzuki
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ScientificWritingGuide.com 
 
Write motivation or background of your work. In other words,write the reason why you have done it. If you find it difficultto write motivation or background, then go back and ask yourself,why have I done this research? Is it because your research isan urgent issue? Is it because it will have a high impact ona particular industry? Is it because it is a long-sought topicin the history of science? You get the idea. You have at leastsome reason. When you write motivation or background, it isacceptable to try to reach as wide audience as possible.Remember, if your audience reads the first sentence and thenlose their interests, they may not read any further.
Step 2:
Next, write how you have done your research. Write yourcomputational methods or experimental designs and settings.However, do not try to include every detail because it willdistract the reader.
 
Step 3:
Write your major results or summary; but do not try to includeeverything. You may have many results you want to mention. Inyour Abstract, however, you pick up only two or three importantresults of your work. Alternatively, it would be even betterto write the single most important result out of the three. Asyou can see, the process of Step 3 is much easier after you havealready written the main body of your research paper.
Step 4:
Write outlook, benefits, or implications. Or write why and howyour work has an impact on current scientific knowledge. This

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