Tips on writing a good conference paper abstract

I’m going to hand your abstracts back with comments today.  This is a tricky genre to master, but also an important one, as it forces you to articulate what you want to argue, how you’re going to make your argument, and why your argument matters in an extremely compressed amount of space.  Here are a couple of decent online resources I’ve found that lay out the basic components of a successful conference paper abstract and strategies for how to write one.  (Yes, these links would probably have been helpful a week ago.  Sorry!)

Writing the Academic Conference Proposal

How-To(sday): How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract

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