How to Write a Science Abstract
Select and carefully read a Science article**. Use “Noodle Tools” to cite the article at the bottom 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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Article Abstract EXAMPLE
Abstract Template and Sentence Starters
Critique Paragraph: This should be written in the form of a paragraph and be at least 3 sentences. Sentences will increase as the school year progresses. Listed below are possible topics and sentence starters for this paragraph. Don't just say it was interesting or useful. Explain WHY it was useful or interesting.
Components of a Science Abstract
1. HEADING: This goes at the top right corner of page. You wil provide your first and last name, the date, and class period in the top right corner of your paper. A title will also be written on the top of the paper including the article abstract number.
2. SUMMARY: Paragraph 1 Use the required number of sentences to describe the main ideas in order of appearance, and show your understanding of the author's purpose using evidence from the article. Please number your sentences.
3. CRITIQUE: Paragraph 2 Use the required number of sentences to react to the information in the article. Note the article's strengths and weaknesses using evidence. Support your reasoning with facts and examples from your own life, and from the article. Ex: Explain why the ideas in the article are valid or invalid. Explain why you agree or disagree with the author. Examine how the information was helpful or interesting. Please number your sentences.
4. BIBLIOGRAPHY/CITATION: This goes at the bottom of the page. This provides the abstract's reader with information about the article: author, title, year of publication, name and number journal. Use the MLA bibliography format in NoodleTools.