By Joseph Wallace An abstract of a work, usually of an essay, is a concise summary of its main points.It is meant to concentrate the argument of a work, presenting it as clearly as possible.Often only 100 to 300 words, the abstract generally provides a broad overview and is never more than a page.
Over the course of three years, Eliot and his students reimagined canonical literature as writing by working poets for working people—a model of literary history that fully informed his canon reformation in .
This example demonstrates how attention to teaching changes the history of English literary study.
Such material might include tables, charts, summaries, questionnaires, interview questions, lengthy statistics, maps, pictures, photographs, lists of terms, glossaries, survey instruments, letters, copies of historical documents, and many other types of supplementary material. They are usually placed after the main body of the paper but before the bibliography or works cited section.
They are usually designated by such headings as Appendix A, Appendix B, and so on.