What is the best way to do an abstract page for my research paper on ADHD? The research paper is about the symptoms, treatment, disparities minorities face, early intervention in minorities.  I'm...

What is the best way to do an abstract page for my research paper on ADHD?

The research paper is about the symptoms, treatment, disparities minorities face, early intervention in minorities.  I'm about to do an abstract page and sort of need a bit of help getting started, could someone help me out please

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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An abstract is a short summary that comes before your report itself.  They basically describe the report in a paragraph or two.

The first thing you should consider when writing an abstract is what requirements you have been given.  Sometimes the abstract will have to contain certain elements, be a certain number of words, or follow a certain format.  You must know this before getting started.

In general, it is helpful to remember that an abstract is a brief summary of the paper’s methodology and findings.  Basically, you describe what you did, how you did it, and what you found out.

First, you explain how you did your project.  In other words, where did you get your information?  Most likely you did not conduct your own study, but you read other people’s.  How many?  From where?  For instance, were they from newspapers, magazines, web sites, or academic journals?

It should be noted that an abstract is intentionally short.  They are usually less than one page.  In this one page, you need to explain the following:

1)    What is ADHD?

2)    How does ADHD affect minority populations?

3)    Each of your elements (symptoms, treatment, etc)

You want to do this in about a sentence each.  As long as you keep it brief and to the point, you will do just fine.

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