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Just email me at gettenure gmail. This is a critical genre of writing for scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Mastering the paper abstract is one of the most important skills you can acquire while still a graduate student.
Learn the tricks of the paper abstract and you have the ticket in hand to a steady ride of conference and publishing opportunities. These are the conferences and publications that a few years down the line, set your c.
It needs to show the following: Gap in the literature on this topic. This is the key sentence of the abstract. The specific material that you are examining—your data, your texts, etc. I will discuss xx and xx, and juxtapose them against xx and xx, in order to reveal the previously misunderstood connections between xx and xx.
Your main argument and contribution, concisely and clearly stated. Once that is done, edit to your word count.
One of the key points of the paper abstract is that it is very short, and every word must count. No fluff, no filler, no blather. Work in short, declarative sentences.
Come up with a plausible, reasonable argument for the purposes of the abstract.
Make sure that your final product shows your: Each has parts missing, as noted. Inclusion would have strengthened the abstract: Access to marriage or marriage-like institutions, and the recognition of lesbian and gay familial lives more generally, has become central to lesbian and gay equality struggles in recent years [Sentence 1—Big problem].
This paper considers what utopian fiction has to offer by way of alternatives to this drive for ever more regulation of the family [Sentence 3—Her project fills the gap]. Looking to utopia as a method for rethinking the place of law in society offers rich new perspectives on the issue of lesbian and gay familial recognition [Sentence 5—Her argument, weak].
I argue that utopian fiction signals that the time is now ripe for a radical reevaluation of how we recognize and regulate not only same-sex relationships but all family forms [Sentence 6— a strong conclusion.
Reconsidering the Regulation of Family Lives. History, it seems, has to attain a degree of scientificity, resident in the truth-value of its narrative, before it can be called history, as distinguished from the purely literary or political [Sentence 1—Big problem].Okay, so there are probably about a million ways how to write a poem, but the five methods below help me when I’ve been stuck in a rut.
If you have other ways to get those poems started, then feel encouraged to share in the comments below. This list of poetry about method is made of PoetrySoup member poems.
Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of method poetry. This list of works about method is a great resource for examples of method poems and show how to write poems about method.
About Karen Kelsky I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head.
Jeanne, why is it that your posts always bring a smile to my face even before I realize that I am smiling? This is such a beautiful post, thoughtful and though-provoking. I am (the first line of the poem repeated) EXAMPLE I am polite and kind I wonder about my kids’ future I hear a unicorn’s cry I see Atlantis I want to do it all over again I am polite and kind I pretend I am a princess I feel an angel’s wings I touch a summer’s cloud.
If you want to write a beautifully therapeutic and personal poem, then the "Where I'm From" poem is perfect. You'll create a piece of writing that represents specific moments in your life .