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Sample Abstract

The following sample entry form is for an undergraduate paper titled "The effect of X on Y" by three students, John Doe, Jane Doe, and Jill Smith. John attends USP and is in the Biology Department. Jane attends University X and is also in the Biology Department. Jill attends USP and is in the Pharmacy program. Their advisor is Jim Advisor, a professor in the Chemistry Department at USP. John will be the one presenting the poster at Research Day. John and Jim will both receive emails once this abstract is approved.

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Presentation Type
Undergraduate Poster Graduate Poster Faculty Poster


Presenter Advisor Name Department Email Address


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The effects of X on Y

John Doe1, Jane Doe2, Jill Smith3, John Advisor4
1 Biology 2 Biology, University X 3 Pharmacy 4 Chemistry

Your abstract should be the informative type, containing at least a sentence statement of the study's specific objectives; a brief statement of methods; a summary of the results obtained; and a statement of the conclusions.

The abstract body must be less then 350 words.

This is a sample abstract structure that might differ in some respects between disciplines but we hope is general enough to be helpful. The beginning of the abstract could contain some background. The overall purpose, or hypothesis, of the study could follow the background; some abstracts begin at this step. Specific objectives could be delineated next. A statement or brief description of methods will vary in length depending upon the experimental design. Results should be reported, perhaps by summary. An interpretation of results may help the reader to understand the outcome of the study. Conclusions from the work should be stated. Acknowledgment of financial support may be placed at the end of the abstract. The abstract must fit into the area provided. Try not to have typographical errors because the abstract will be photocopied into a booklet. Include sources of support for your research (if available).


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