Abstract Tips

Tips for Writing Abstracts

Typically, an informative abstract answers the following questions in 150‐400 words.

  1. Why did you undertake this study or project?
  2. What did you do and how?
  3. What did you find?
  4. What do your findings mean?

We ask all Research Days participants to limit their abstracts to a maximum of 400 words.

Abstract Examples

Examples can be found in the Abstract Booklets from previous Research Days. The abstracts are sorted by category so that you can view examples relevant to your area of research.

Tips from Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library provides resources that are geared towards presenters on Day Two of Research Days (health and medicine topics). The library features tips on writing abstracts, creating graphics and tables, designing your poster, presenting your poster to judges and guidance on finding images that comply with copyright and fair use.