How to Write Your Abstract

An abstract is one of the most intricate and the same time a beautiful part of a thesis writing process. It is the most critical points of a thesis that the writer wants his readers to read. The prime objective of an abstract is to enlighten the reader about the fundamentals of a thesis. Although different disciplines entail diverse types of abstract writing process, however, the road-map for abstract writing is approximately remains the same.

Vital Parts of an Abstract:

(1)  Problem statement formation

(2) Construction of objectives and scope of the research

(3) Construction of research methodology (theories, qualitative, quantitative) and method (instruments)  used in the investigation.  

(4) Results and findings without adding any comments of your own 

(5) Conclusion and a concise outline of its significance

An Ideal Example of a Concise Abstract:  The problem investigated in this research was that the majority of foreign language classes are taught with little or no regard for the current field-tested paradigm of foreign language acquisition.

The prime objective of this experimental research was to compare the effect of two different instructional design interventions in teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

A Triangulation method (quantitative, qualitative and descriptive) is employed in the investigation. Instruments used to collect data were Pr-test, Post-test, interviews and questionnaires.

Results signified that BAIK statistically improved students’ performance in the final exam compared to the traditional method.

In brief, BAIK significantly improved learners’ attitude, satisfaction, motivation and perception about learning the Arabic as a foreign language.


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