The art of abstracting

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ISI Press, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 150 pages
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A three-stage analytical reading method is described for the writing of informative and indicative abstracts by authors and abstracting-service (access) abstractors. Good reading, thinking, writing, and editing skills are requirement for good abstracting. Adherence to rules and conventions for abstracting and maintenance of cooperative professional relationships also contribute to the preparation of high-quality abstracts.

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In this revision of the award-winning 1982 edition, the author expands and refines his three-stage analytical reading method that is necessary to preparing informative and indicative abstracts and ... Read full review

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Abstracts and Abstracting
1
Retrieval Reading and Rules
19
Creative Reading and Rules
45
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