Science Communication Event: How to Write an Abstract (November 12)

Research writers: Join us on Thursday, November 12, for “How to Write An Abstract,” an online workshop where you’ll learn how to create the perfect scientific abstract.

What do you look for when you are researching abstracts? What barriers prevent you from finding what you need? Have you scratched your head wondering what journal editors look for in an abstract?

How to Write an Abstract
Thursday, November 12
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Register here

The purpose of this workshop is to offer research writers a tool and process for writing abstracts that make it easier for readers to find your published work and for editors to say yes. This course focuses on unpacking the elements that define a well-crafted abstract and helping you write one. 

Participants will:

  • Explain why abstracts are important
  • Define what makes abstracts helpful
  • Examine journal and conference guidelines
  • Use simple tools to design better abstracts


Nikita Nikita, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow at SKCC
Pamela Walter, MFA, Writer at the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication

For the 3-point deliverable after the workshop, you can submit an abstract summarizing your own work or an assigned research paper and get feedback from reviewers.

Attendance will grant you 1 point toward the Science Communication Certificate. Completing the abstract will grant you 3 additional points. Submitting an assignment late will grant you 2 points instead of 3. 

See this flyer for more details on this workshop and learn more about the Science Communications Series Certificate program here.