Faculty reviewers in your field, or in a related field, will review all of the abstracts that are submitted. Some abstracts will be accepted and some will be rejected. We want your abstract to be accepted - here are some tips.
It is very important to follow the instructions listed on the Call for Abstracts. Don't forget - all abstracts should be reviewed by your faculty mentor before you submit.
Reviewers will consider the following questions as they read through the abstract submissions:
Confidentiality: Did the author ensure confidential information is not revealed?
Originality: Is the abstract novel and interesting?
Will the information add to current body of knowledge?
Is the research question important?
Are the results useful to one or more academic constituents?
Structure: Are the key elements included (background, methods, results, etc.)?
Does the content of the abstract reflect the title?
Does the introduction/background provide relevant information?
Are the methods adequately described?
Is the method an appropriate one to collect the data needed to address the objectives?
Are the design and sampling plan, or units of data collected appropriate for the project?
Is the analysis plan cogent and accurate?
Are the results explained clearly and logically?
Are the author’s conclusions supported by the results?
Language: Is the abstract well written, grammatically correct?
Abstracts that indicate "the work is in progress" or "the results will be discussed" are unacceptable.