Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016     Views: 74

For APA, the abstract should be a succinct, single paragraph summary between 150 to 250 words long.  According to OWL Purdue, “the abstract is a brief summary of the paper, allowing readers to quickly review the main points and purpose of the paper.” The abstract is placed immediately after the title page.  The abstract is considered another section of the document.

OWL at Purdue has an example of an abstract in APA style here.

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