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What is an Abstract?

A summary is abridged from an original text, not added to new ideas and represents in an objective manner, but more bounded, the contents of a text or written in particular. The objectivity of a summary is important, along with brevity, they are the essential elements to speak of the preparation of a summary.

A summary is used in multiple ways; often it is located at the beginning of a book or writing to expose briefly those topics to be discussed, either, it is used as an effective learning tool, facilitating the retention of content that often seem tedious or very extensive.

For the realization of an abstract it is necessary to take into account the structure of the original text and thus, respect in the best possible way by the author of the original text, in the introduction, development and conclusion of the exposure of their ideas or knowledge. In practical terms the summary included as the original text a introduction, the methodology of the study (if it applies), development, and a conclusion with recommendations (if they apply).

In general, the best way to make a summary consists of a first reading of the text, which tries to understand fully the contents there exposed, to then, in a second reading, to focus in the search for the core ideas. At this second stage, it is advisable to emphasize ideas to then remove them within their particular context. Finally, for a good summary will be necessary to take the main ideas that have been found to then be able to write a new text that respects and reflects the structure of the original text while preserving the core ideas of this. A good summary, as well as reflect in the form objective content of the original text, explains them in a more simple way and used concepts easier to understand, because to delve into the issues, always will be with the original writing.
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