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7th Grade Science Article Abstracts  

This guide provides science abstract information and a go-to list for students to access current science articles in our quality subscription databases.
Last Updated: Oct 8, 2015 URL: http://rbms.leanderisd.libguides.com/content.php?pid=629338 Print Guide

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How to Write a Science Abstract

Directions: 

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.

 

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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. 

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