The Abstract should contain the following parts that are listed below.
- Topic Sentence: your abstract must contain one sentence that clearly and concisely introduces the topic of the profile paper.
- Content Sentences: your abstract must mention the following five main topics of the profile: background information about the species, life cycle of the organism, structure and function of one organ system of the organism, evolutionary topic, and an additional interest. This is challenging to write! These sentences should not be too specific, but reflect broad strokes summaries of each of these main topics.
- Conclusion Sentence: Abstract contains one sentence that mentions key conclusions and/or findings.
Here is a link that may help you prepare to write this Abstract:
- Advice on writing abstracts: (Please note that you do not have a methods section in this paper. Despite that difference, this is a great resource with great tips).