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Old 11-02-2005, 02:42 PM
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I have been trying to put together an abstract for my project. My teacher requires it to be 250 words, and mine has only 141. Here is my current abstract:

"The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether sugar, salt, or not additives at all will prolong the life of cut flowers. 2.25 grams of sugar and salt were placed in 100 mL of water three times. Four carnations were then placed in three separate vases with sugar, salt, or no additives. The flowers were all placed in the same area. In each trial, the flowers in the sugar water lasted the longest, and the salt shortest. Sugar water lasted (on average) seven days, while salt lasted only four. No additives lasted five days. After observing that after the water evaporated, the carnations in the sugar water flourished, it was suspected that the evaporation rate of the water may have affected the results. It would be interesting to see if a different type of flower would have the same results."

Is there anyway to improve this abstract, and if what other information I can add to make it longer?

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Old 11-05-2005, 05:57 AM
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I really really really need help on this. The whole project is due on Monday, and my abstract isn't enough words. PLEASE please help!

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Old 11-05-2005, 12:44 PM
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You could supplement your abstract with an explanation of WHY you chose sugar, salt etc.
Secondly, you could also explain HOW you think each of these work, and what your experiments hope to do in terms of further investigating HOW each of these work.

DId you also take a look at some other examples of abstracts?
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