By Noah Gray.
This is a great and very concise tutorial on how to write a scientific abstract (applies equally to education, social science, computing, etc). I wish over half the very many papers I get to review followed these simple guidelines. Among the best explanations I have seen.
Address of the bookmark: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noah-gray/abstract-science_b_1923214.html
I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and two growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.