If you are interested in participating in research and/or creative endeavors within your discipline, it will be important for you to identify a faculty member in which you will work with on the project. All student research is faculty mentored. The relationship you create with this faculty member may be one of the most important ones to your academic career. The link to the document below provides some steps you can follow to begin this process.
Just how do students find a mentor on our campus? In the link to the document below, students who have successfully found a mentor and worked with a faculty member on a research or creative endeavor explained how they found a mentor as well as provided advice about the process.
What are faculty looking for in students who are interested in the research process? In the link to the document below, faculty provide information about what they are looking for in students.
An abstract is a summary of your research, project or creative endeavor. Below are some basic guidelines with examples that may help guide you through developing your abstract.
The University Writing Center is also available to assist students in writing abstracts for conference presentations or class assignments. Please visit their site to schedule an appointment at http://writingcenter.appstate.edu/appointment-information.
Below is the link to additional resources regarding writing related to more academic writing including writing abstracts, thesis, or laboratory reports, etc).
The abstracts in the link below are from faculty and student presentations that were made at various conferences locally and nationally. Search through these examples for an abstract in your discipline to help you build your abstract.