Step 1A: Outlining purposes (eg. the purpose of this paper is to…./ This paper evaluates the effect of … on …. ) OR
Step 2: Announcing principal findings (eg. This paper hopes to show that... )
Step 3: Indicating structure (eg. I will outline… before demonstrating how…)
Really important in conference abstract to identify what THIS PAPER will cover.
Not presenting entire research project, one aspect of it
Occupying a niche
Example 1 How does this abstract estalish a territory? “… has long been seen as crucial for…” claiming centrality Summary of how this topic has been talked about – topic generalisation and review Establish a niche? “ rather than…. this paper seeks to…” counter claiming “rethinking existing narratives…” raising questions Occupy a niche? “ this paper seeks to…” Outlining purposes “ This paper will focus on two…” Structure “First it will explore …. Second…” structure “ This paper will argue that…” announcing findings
Group Work Look at the other examples of abstracts Identify the moves made by writer What type of audience do you think they are aimed at? Any other features of style and language.
What happens next? Reviewing Process Criteria - examples