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TAMUC Research Symposium

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should only be submitted in collaboration with a faculty mentor, who will be named on the presentation. Please email a copy of your Abstract along with the Advisor Approval Form to ARS@tamuc.edu by the deadline of March 5, 2021.

Only one abstract per study is permitted.

Abstracts must contain no more than 300 words and should summarize the background for your research, research hypothesis, methodology, the results you have obtained, and their significance. Abstracts will be evaluated for conciseness and accuracy of the work described. For citation formatting, special attention should be paid to the style you are using (i.e., APA, MLA).

The abstract is a one-paragraph summary of a research project. It allows readers to quickly grasp the purpose and major ideas of the research project and let other researchers/presenters/attendees know whether watching the full presentation will be worthwhile. The abstract is the advertisement that the presentation deserves the audience's attention.

Click HERE for an abstract example.

For any questions or concerns regarding abstract submissions, contact your faculty advisor.

For additional assistance, contact the Writing Center or the Velma K. Waters Library.