Could you help me to figure out how to write an abstract? I need to write an abstract for the following article:
"Racial discrimination continues to play a part in hiring decisions "
"An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the context of the article; it allows readers to survey the contents of an article quickly and, like a title, it enables persons interested in the document to retrieve it from abstracting and indexing databases. Most scholarly journals require an abstract" (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 2010, pp. 25-26).
To read some sample abstracts in order to get an idea of what they look like, and how they are written, search the ERIC database. Articles listed there have the abstracts in the search returns where you can read them. Read a few and you will get a feel for what a professionally written abstract should look and sound like.
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