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Teacher Comments: The Value of Abstracting

Neil Grigg, Civil Engineering: One thing I advise students to do, and I do it myself, is to go through on the computer and collapse the whole document into an abstract. If that reads well, probably the document reads well. Usually what I find in my own writing is that there's discontinuities in the abstract, so I have to go back redo the document and [then] go back and forth between the two.