C.A.R. Part #2 - The Abstract
Think of your Abstract as the summary of your entire C.A.R. project. If you Google-searched your topic, your Abstract would be the Web result. As such, this is a beefed-up, run-on paragraph (that's over 10 sentences in length) that sheds light on the topic you chose, the research you completed, the literature you reviewed, the results you gathered, and the direction that future research should go from there. The Abstract is so important to a C.A.R. project that it is placed on its own page.
Dr. Hartnell's Helpful Hints
1. The word Abstract (in bold) appears at the top of this page. It is centered on the page.
2. This page is NOT numbered.
3. Your paper should already be set to "double-spaced", which means all you need to do is hit the "Enter" key ONCE to ensure the proper spacing between the word Abstract and the start of your text.
4. Do NOT indent the first sentence of your Abstract.
5. The text of your Abstract is double-spaced and left-justified. This means the text lines up along the left side.
6. LENGTH: The Abstract is one long paragraph that will most likely exceed 10 sentences; however, it may NOT exceed one page in length.