Focusing Your Research By Writing the Abstract First

LibParlor Contributor, Allison Hosier, discusses how writing an first that is abstract help clarify what you are writing about.

Allison Hosier is an given information Literacy Librarian at the University at Albany, SUNY. She has presented and published on research linked to practical applications associated with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy included in information literacy instruction. Her research that is current is on examining the metaconcept that scientific studies are both a task and a subject of study. Follow her on Twitter at @ahosier.

In 2012, I attended a number of workshops for brand new faculty on the best way to write your first peer-reviewed article, step-by-step. These workshops were loosely according to Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks by Wendy Laura Belcher.

Our first assignment? Write the abstract for our article.

These tips was shocking in my experience together with other scholars that are new the space at that time. Continue reading Focusing Your Research By Writing the Abstract First