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Drafting Abstracts, Proposals, and Publications

An abstract is a short preview of your report intended to inform potential readers about your topic, research, and findings. It usually comes at the beginning of a paper and allows people to get a brief glimpse into the content of your research before reading your report in its entirety.

Research Proposals
As you progress in your research career, it will become more and more important to be able to write about your research, especially when it comes to seeking financial support for your research. Here are some tips for writing research proposals.

Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors
Visit the writing center for help at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes.