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Writing essay and research papers have become part and parcel of our lives. We have been writing them throughout our entire academic careers, and we can moonwalk through the process effortlessly. However writing an abstract is a whole new endeavour. Without practice, it can be a pretty daunting task. But do not worry. I have prepared a list of abstracts in this essay that will help you out.


In case you are struggling with writing abstracts, following are few good examples. Have a look:

• Among males, video game addiction is directly proportional to college performance: Results from a 1-year study.

The abstract:
The pattern of addiction in males regarding the usage of video games has been explored here. The study also examines how video game addiction was related to on-campus drug and alcohol violations, expectations of college engagement and college grade point averages. The participants are all male, first-year students from a liberal arts college. Before the classes started, they were given two surveys: one of expected college engagement and the second of video game usage scrutinising the measure of video game addiction. Results pointed out that- (a) Video game addiction is negatively correlated with expected college engagement, (b) it is negatively correlated with college GPA, and (c) it is negatively correlated with drug and alcohol misuse occurring on the campus. Results are discussed regarding the engagement and success of the male students and the validity of video game addiction.

Notable points in this abstract-
It doesn’t explicitly state why the problem is worth researching. The study focuses on addiction. It also says that the paper only discusses the implications and does not state them.

The abstract:
• The Sandra Bland story: How the social media has exposed the harsh realities of police brutality.

The abstract:
This research study’s purpose was to illustrate the relationship(s) between social media use and its effect on police brutality. Social media has been functional in exposing the heinous crimes of police against the citizens of a nation. The Sandra Bland story was one such incident which exposed the horrors of the misuse of power by the law enforcement officers. The study found that social media had a relation with police brutality. It also gave a voice to people who have feared isolation or the adverse consequences of police brutality.

Notable points in this abstract-
The results are discussed before the methods.

• The relationship between cell phone use and academic performance in a sample of US college students.

The abstract:
The cell-phone is an inherent part of life now and is ever-present on college campuses. This study dealt with the relationship between the use of cell phone and actual college GPA after controlling for known predictors. The study found out that increased cell phone usage was leading to a decreased academic performance. Although more research is needed for proving this fact, yet students and educators need to be made aware of the potential risks of the high frequency of cell phone usage.

Notable points in this abstract-
There is a hierarchical regression which is demonstrated in this study.

• An impact of social media on young women’s body image ideas.

The abstract:
This study investigates the effect of using Facebook on the idea of women’s body image and mood. Female participants acquitted for the survey were randomly asked to spend browsing their Facebook account, a magazine website or an appearance- neutral control website before completing the measures of body dissatisfaction and appearance discrepancies. They were also asked to complete a trait of appearance comparison tendency. Participants who spent time on Facebook were reported having a more negative mood than those who spent time on the control website. Also, women high in appearance comparison tendency reported more appearance-related discrepancies after Facebook exposure than exposure to the controlled site.

Notable points in this abstract-
It summarises the research process and results of the study. The study is inconclusive and more research is needed to conclude.

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• Consumption patterns of children in response to food product placements in movies.

The abstract:
This paper deals with the effect of brand placements on the consumption habits of children. Children from the age group of 6-14 years were selected and shown an excerpt of the famous movie Alvin and the Chipmunks including the placement of the product- Cheese balls. Three versions were created- one without the placements, one with average placements frequency and the last with a high placements frequency. Results show that the high placement frequency affected the consumption of the snacks but no effect on brand attitudes. These effects were independent of the children’s ages.

Notable points in this abstract-
The methods section is particular in this abstract.

• Margaret C. Anderson’s Little Review.

The research analyses the work of Margaret C. Anderson, the editor of the Little Review which published the first works of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Wyndham Lewis. The research is chalked out upon primary sources mostly like published letters, memoirs and a complete collection of the Little Review. The research primarily focuses on Anderson’s connection to the famous writers whom she published and associated with. It undermines her stature as a dominant creative force behind one of the most influential magazines of the 20th century.

• A subtype of autism: Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia.

This research seeks to identify a subtype of autism- Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia (DVD). It is a motor speech problem. Oral motor movements needed for speaking is disabled. The first phase of the project involves a screening interview where DVD and non-DVD kids are identified. The final phase consists of home visits where several assessments to confirm the diagnosis are performed to examine the connection between manual and oral motor challenges. By establishing that DVD is a subtype of autism, we are abolishing the generalisation of the problem and paving the way for future genetic research in this field.


Hopefully, these abstract examples have energised and inspired you sufficiently. Get started on your essay and refer back in case of doubts. All the best!

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