The word count of each element in your EPQ essay has an impact on your productivity and focus, too. Generally, the shorter the piece of writing you have to do, the more productive you’ll be. Setting yourself short-term goals like this will help you stay focused and make your EPQ that little bit better.
An abstract is a 150- to 250-word paragraph that provides readers with a quick overview of your essay or report and its organization. It should express your thesis (or central idea) and your key points; it should also suggest any implications or applications of the research you discuss in the paper.