However, the typical length of an abstract is from 100 to 500 words but it is suggested that abstract should not be more than one page.Rarely, it can go more than one page but just fewer words.
By Joseph Wallace An abstract of a work, usually of an essay, is a concise summary of its main points.
It is meant to concentrate the argument of a work, presenting it as clearly as possible.
It gives the idea to the reader whether he should read the complete paper or not.
To write a good abstract, few things must be kept in mind.
Over the course of three years, Eliot and his students reimagined canonical literature as writing by working poets for working people—a model of literary history that fully informed his canon reformation in .
This example demonstrates how attention to teaching changes the history of English literary study.
According to APA style manual, the suggested word count an abstract should be between 150 to 250 words.
However, some professors may have definite word requirement so it is better to ask.
It is also said that too long abstracts are useless because they do not give specific information of the complete written paper.
In Harvard styles, abstracts mostly ranges from 100 to 300 words in length.