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The AMA Handbook of Business Writing by Jennifer WAUSON, Kevin WILSON

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SECTION 3Sample Business Documents

ABSTRACTS

An abstract is a summary of a larger document, such as a report. Abstracts are also called summaries or executive summaries.

There are two types of abstracts:

Image Descriptive abstracts are short summaries that appear on the front page of a formal report or journal article. (Figure 3.1.)

Image A descriptive abstract does not summarize the facts or conclusions of the report.

Image A descriptive abstract introduces the ...

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