How to Write a Science Abstract
Select and carefully read a Science article**. Use “Noodle Tools” to cite the article at the top of your paper. Then write a two-paragraph paper to summarize what you read and how the information is useful to you or the public.
Online Sources for Articles
Frequently Asked Questions
Abstract Template and Sentence Starters
Components of a Science Abstract
1. BIBLIOGRAPHY/CITATION: This goes at the top of the page. It tells about the author of the article you read: author, title, year of publication, name and number of journal. Use "NoodleTools" for proper format.
2. SUMMARY: Paragraph 1 ("What did the article say?"): Start by clearly stating the topic of the text/source. Summarize the article in a minimum of 7 original sentences. Include things like the purpose of the study, the process, findings, and conclusions. Use details from the article, but always paraphrase.
3. CRITIQUE: Paragraph 2 ("How does this article apply to me?"): React to the information in the article in a minimum of 7 original sentences. Note the article's strengths and weaknesses using evidence. Support your reasoning with details and examples from your own life, your past knowledge, and the article.