3 Abstracts

Bank Street has it’s own style of writing an abstract which is slightly different from APA’s. If you are completing work at Bank Street you should format an abstract in the following manner.

  • The study must include an abstract
  • Start on a new page
  • It should be short, to the point, and not exceed one page in length
  • Include your name and the title of the study
  • It should be typed, double-spaced.

An abstract briefly summarizes the thesis and the contents of the paper.

(Bank Street College of Education, 2013, p. 11)

APA Style

If you are wondering what to include in an abstract read APA Sixth Edition pages 25-27 for helpful advice. Typically abstracts are quite short, approximately 150 to 250 words. It should be formatted as follows:

  • Start on a new page
  • It should have a running head or an abbreviated title.
  • The page number 2 should be in the top right position.
  • Abstract should be written centered at the top of the page, start with a capital letter.
  • The abstract itself should be a single paragraph without paragraph indentation.

(American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 27)