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Research Methods Information: Writing the Abstract for Your Graduate Capstone Thesis at AMU/APU

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Writing the Abstract for Your Graduate Capstone Thesis at AMU/APU


A required component of your thesis/capstone paper is the abstract.  If you are not sure what an abstract is or how to write one, here is the place to learn!

The APUS Center for Graduate Studies and the APUS Library have created this following 3-part instructional module on Writing the Abstract for Your Graduate Capstone Thesis at AMU/APU. 
 

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NOTE: The required page format for the abstract in your thesis document is displayed in Appendix 8 of the End of Program Assessment Manual for Graduate Studies.

 

Video 1: What is an Abstract?


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There is no Handout for Video 1. However, PDF versions of the slides are posted below.

Runtime: 6:24 min

Video 2: How to Write a Good Abstract for Your Graduate Capstone Thesis

 
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Be sure to download the Video 2 Handout (below). It is referred to throughout the presentation.

Runtime: 7:38 min

Video 3: How to Revise & Edit Your Abstract

 

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Be sure to download the Video 3 Handout (below). It is referred to throughout the presentation.

Runtime: 12:38 min