Writing Tips


University of Toronto

Includes tips about writing a brief but informative abstract.

University of Western Ontario

Provides step-by-step instructions on how to write an exceptional abstract for both critical essays and scientific research studies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Published online every week, The Chronicle offers news, advice, and job listings for people in academe.  This particular commentary delivers tips on how to write a conference abstract, geared towards  interdisciplinary conferences.


Never heard of an abstract?  Not sure what writing one entails?  This video introduces the abstract and reflects on its importance for advancing students’ academic and professional careers.  Geared towards scientific research in particular, the general principles of abstract writing discussed in this video will apply to any discipline.

Sample Abstracts

Claremont Graduate University Writing Centre

The Writing Centre at Claremont University provides sample conference abstracts.