The sole aim of an abstract is to present the main ideas in a research or paper. It will be easy for a reader to understand what the research paper is about just by reading the abstract. The abstract is meant to highlight and answer key questions about your essay
. In order to accomplish these purposes, it is important that the student gathers together all the main points found in this essay. It is usually a good idea to write your abstract once you are through with your essay. This will give you an idea of the facts found in your paper. Sometimes the student may start out with an idea for his dissertation only to end up with other ideas. The reason above is why it is important to write your abstract last. Just in case you have already written your abstract first, the best thing to do is either to change your abstract to fit your essay or change the main points in your essay to fit your abstract.