An abstract is a concise summary of your research. Here are essential tips for crafting an effective abstract:

Purpose and Approach

Key Components

Your abstract should encompass the following elements:

Clarity and Conciseness

Editing and Revision

Writing Centers

Submission Steps
  1. Create an account in the MassURC registration system.

    • You must have a Faculty Sponsor in order to register as a presenter. Your faculty sponsor is there to assist you with the abstract writing process and much review and approve your abstract submission.
  2. Once registered as a presenter, you may begin to type your abstract into the ‘Abstract Submission’ field.

    • Abstract submissions are subject to a 250-word limit, equating to two to three paragraphs.

    • NOTE: While typing in your abstract, monitor the word count. If it appears in GREEN, you are within the recommended range.

  3. To successfully submit your abstract, your Faculty Sponsor needs to approve your abstract submission.

    • If your abstract Is not approved it will be marked as ‘Needs Revision’ and you will have to resubmit your abstract until your Faculty Sponsor approves it.

In the event that your abstract does not receive approval in the MassURC Hub, here’s what to do next:

  1. Contact Your Faculty Sponsor: Initiate a conversation with your faculty sponsor. Understand the reasons behind the non-approval and seek their guidance on how to enhance your abstract for acceptance. Identify areas that need refinement and consider their suggestions seriously.

  2. Revise and Resubmit: Make the necessary revisions to your abstract based on the feedback received and resubmit through the MassURC Hub using the steps outlined above.