Every academic text that has the character of a diploma or bachelor thesis should be introduced with the so-called abstract. But how to write such an abstract, what to say and what to omit? How to design it so that it is dignified and concise to prove the work we have devoted ourselves to producing and presenting for several weeks, often months of life? Although the creation of an abstract may seem to be a banality compared to the ant effort to create the text of the final thesis, it is necessary to pay due attention to this short paragraph.
First of all, it is necessary to get rid of the idea that no one will read the abstract anyway and that it does not matter what the author puts in it. On the contrary. The abstract is what the reader (and thus the evaluator) will see at first glance – it is on the basis of the abstract that it is decided whether its content is interested in whether it will study with interest or just from the obligation or whether it will be read at all.
But now, quite specifically: the abstract should be a concise presentation of the content of the thesis, usually only a few sentences are sufficient for its creation. It describes what the thesis is focused on, what is its aim, what is the content of the theoretical part, what is paid attention in the practical part, points out that in the final phase recommendations and suggestions are provided. Simple, concise sentences, no complicated sentences, no presentation of your own expertise. The abstract should be written as a paper whose subject is not compulsory reading, but the author’s own final work. It is important to avoid evaluating work (whether I have reached the goal, what I have found out, what I have benefited from society and the world…) – the abstract is simply a summary of the content.