Abstracts – Your Opinion or that of the Author?

Summary of Abstracts

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I’ve been reading the abstracts as they’ve been coming in. So far so good for the most part. You’re getting all the right pieces in place and making some great observations about what you’re reading.

Thank you.

One thing to keep in mind is making sure to keep the formal section formal — that is, distance yourself from the writing and be more objective. It’s easy to come across like you’re stating your own opinion in the formal part, even if that’s not what you meant to do. For example, take the following passages in the formal sections from a few of the abstracts already submitted:

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