(from University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator)
Read the narrative for this stage on the University of Minnesota (UMN) website, then use the links listed below to update the links in the narrative and to locate UCF resources equivalent to those described for UMN.
Step 1: Look at examples of abstracts in dissertations.
Step 2: Review your introduction, conclusion, grant proposals, and other documents that you have written. Most likely you have already written parts of your abstract in these documents.
Step 3: Identify keywords to summarize your research.
Step 4: Seek advice and feedback on writing abstracts.