Read these tips on how to write an effective abstract by Susan Bagley, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University. What CONCISELY lets everyone know about your great research results? An Abstract! These are prepared for oral or poster presentations at meetings or for publications and can be very widely distributed through the Internet. Here are some tips on how to prepare an informative and useful abstract so that your research efforts can really be appreciated.