What is the purpose of an abstract?
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What is contained in the abstract?
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How does an abstract differ from Conclusions/Summary?
Is the abstract well written?
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How many of the sentences in the abstract use the passive voice?
Does the abstract make you want to read the entire paper? Explain why or why not.
Does the abstract provide a statement of purpose for this paper – what is it?
Does the abstract provide an idea of the method(s) used to solve the problem – what is it?
Does the abstract state the primary finding(s) of this paper – what is it?
What would you recommend to the author(s) to improve the abstract?
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