(1 or more pages) required
An abstract is required and should not exceed 1,000 words. It should immediately follow the copyright page, and should state the problem, describe the methods and procedures of investigation, and give the main results or conclusions of the research. More simply speaking, the abstract should answer five questions:
|Q1:||What did you do?|
|Q2:||Why did you do it?||What question(s) were you trying to answer?
What problem(s) were you trying to solve?
|Q3:||How did you do it?||State methods|
|Q4:||What did you learn?||State major results|
|Q5:||Why does it matter?||Point out at least one significant implication|
Emphasize original contributions. The word ABSTRACT should be centered at the top of the page text area followed by two lines of space. Citations are generally unnecessary unless required by your advisor.