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Write Abstracts, Literature Reviews, and Annotated Bibliographies: Abstract Guides & Examples

A guide to writing abstracts, annotated bibliographies, and literature reviews

How to Write an Abstract with Examples

Dos and Don'ts of Abstract Writing


Define any acronyms or abbreviations used, such as names of tests, etc.

Be as concise as possible.


Use quotations (paraphrase instead).

Write in the first person.