Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Graduate Writing Center
Meriam Library 4th Floor

Workshop 15: “The Elevator Pitch to the Famous Hollywood Producer: Writing an Abstract that Encourages Your Audience to Keep Listening.” This workshop will discuss possibly the hardest part of the thesis writing process: How do you boil down at least two years of your life and 157 pages of a thesis with more than 57 sources to 250 words? I will offer students advice on how to successfully write an abstract that presents a terse and engaging overview of the thesis. My message here is simple: Every word must tell. What is not simple is deciding on what inept phrases must be expunged from the abstract.