Tools: Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to writing good abstracts | Impact of Social Sciences

The title here is self explanatory.  This is an article about writing a good abstract, something which ultimately helps you to write a good paper.  This article does a particularly good job of breaking down the distinction between what you’re saying (about the topic you’ve chosen) and what you’re doing with your words (establishing yourself as a member of the field, describing your data and methods, making claims about findings, etc).

Your essential ‘how-to’ guide to writing good abstracts | Impact of Social Sciences.  

(Thank you to Dr. Christine Mallinson for sharing this link.)

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Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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