Why are abstracts and summaries the most important prefatory elements? * The abstract and the summary are a crucial part of a report as they may be the only section read by people at the executive or managerial level who must make decisions based on what they read in the abstract or the summary. 3. How does an informative abstract differ from a summary?
An informative abstract is a concise summary of the longer work it abstracts. The informative abstract can stand in for the longer work in terms of telling the reader what points the longer work actually makes. That is, it is a mini version of the work and contains the essence of the information conveyed in the longer work. 4. The informative abstract and the summary must be able to serve as an essential key for the report. 5. What kinds of things can you put into appendixes?
Appendix specific guidelines of APA style After finishing the general requirements we will now concentrate on those styles specifically needed when writing an Appendix. Content of the appendix * The appendix includes addition information such as for example questionnaires, which would distract the reader in the body of paper. But as they also help the reader to better understand the paper they are listed in the very back of the document. Format * Each listed appendix begins on a separate page. Appendix Header * Below the earlier described ‘manuscript page headline’ the header of the appendix is centered.If there is more than one appendix, the appendixes are numbered consecutively with capital letters starting with A (Example: Appendix A, Appendix B, etc. ). If there is only one appendix no listing is being done.