The abstract assignment will test your ability to read psychological journal art
The abstract assignment will test your ability to read psychological journal articles, interpret the findings, and then write about them in your own words. The professor will provide 5-10 papers – minus the abstract. Your job as a student is to read the paper and write the abstract.
According to the APA manual (7th edition):
“An abstract is a brief comprehensive summary of the paper.”
“Abstracts typically are no more than 250 words.”
“Abstracts may appear in paragraphs of structured format. Abstracts in paragraph format are written as a single paragraph without indentation of the first line.”
Abstracts should include the following.
The objective of the study.
The method(s) of the study.
The result (s) of the study.
The conclusion (s) of the study.
Abstracts should be
Non-evaluative (report the facts, do not comment on them)
Coherent and readable
Concise (no more than 250 words).