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The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies
Awareness of abstract writing skill plays an important role for research article (RA) abstract writers to meet the discourse community expectations. In academic writing, writers should persuade readers to read the whole article by writing an effective abstract in terms of both content and rhetorical structure. This paper utilised Swales' (1990) theory as considers abstract as an independent discourse because of its distinctive function and indicates the content and structure of the whole text.fatcat:ad46gq7sgrgixef3kkzlihyhje