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Writing an Abstract for A Conference

April 10, 2017

Have you thought about responding to a call for conference presentations, but don’t know where to start? Have you seen requests for abstracts but been unsure about what to include or how to stay within the word count? In this 90 minute interactive workshop, using sample abstracts, you will learn strategies and processes for writing an effective abstract, how to differentiate between journal and conference abstracts, and how to analyze a call for abstracts. At the end of the session, you will have a checklist to make sure you have prepared a concise, coherent, and readable abstract for conference organizers to judge.  And be sure to bring your own questions and suggestions to the session-- we’ll spend the last 10-15 minutes addressing them.

This workshop is for both graduate and undergraduate students who want to learn more about writing abstracts of their work for conferences. To register, please contact Krystal Zahara in the FGS at

WHAT: Writing an Abstract for a Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1pm MST
WHERE: Via Adobe Connect (Link to be sent upon registration)
WHO: Linda McCloud-Bondoc, Write Site Coordinator, presenting


Updated April 10 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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