Abstract Guidelines

Mathematics Abstracts

  • Objects. Your abstract must clearly identify the types of mathematical objects that you are studying.
  • Results. Your abstract must clearly state the main result contained in your presentation. If your presentation does not have a main result, it is almost certainly unsuitable for SOURCE.
  • Originality. Your abstract must mention whether any of the results are original (i.e. first discovered by you and your professor). If your results are not original, your abstract must mention the main references used. Note that original results are not required to make for a suitable SOURCE presentation.
  • Accessibility. Your abstract must explain what level of mathematical knowledge is required to appreciate your presentation.

 

Science Abstracts

  • Hypotheses & Method. Your abstract must clearly identify your hypotheses and the tests used in your experiment.
  • Results. Your abstract must clearly state the main result contained in your presentation. If your presentation does not have a main result, it is almost certainly unsuitable for SOURCE.
  • Originality. Your abstract must mention whether any of the results are original (i.e. first discovered by you and your professor). If your results are not original, your abstract must mention the main references used. Note that original results are not required to make for a suitable SOURCE presentation.
  • Accessibility. Your abstract must explain what level of chemical knowledge is required to appreciate your presentation.

 

Social-Science Abstracts

  • Hypotheses or RQ(s): You must clearly articulate your original hypothesis or research question, as supported by prior research/theory.
  • Method: Your methodological design and procedure must be explicitly stated.
  • Results. Your abstract must clearly convey the main result(s) found.
  • Accessibility. Your abstract, though specific, must be written in a manner accessible to others outside of the field.

 

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