An abstract is a concise summary that orients the reader with the major points in a paper or research
project. Abstracts are typically written for completed research and help readers decide whether your work is
relevant. Here, use this abstract as a starting point for your case study. While your conclusions and
analysis may change in your final Case Study submitted at the end of this course, writing an abstract now
will help narrow the focus of your research.
The student will submit an abstract of at least 150-250 words that identifies the risk event, the success or
failure of the risk management response, an overview of the student’s analysis or thesis statement, and a
conclusion. The student will also submit a bibliography of 10 preliminary scholarly sources from within the
last 5 years. The abstract should represent a well-thought and thorough idea of what your final Case Study
will resemble. The abstract does not have to appear in your final submission. It is expected that as you
refine your research and continue drafting, the direction of your analysis and conclusion may change.
However, incomplete thoughts, unrefined analysis, and incoherent ideas will result in a reduction of the
student’s grade. This assignment serves as the student’s proposal, and an opportunity for instructor
feedback on the direction of the student’s research and analysis.
• The student will write a 150-250 word abstract, and submit a bibliography of 10 preliminary scholarly
• The assignment must be in current Bluebook format.
• Acceptable sources include scholarly articles in peer reviewed journals, books, periodicals, etc. These
sources should relate to and support your abstract. Sources that seem unrelated or that do not support the
student’s abstract will result in a reduction of the student’s grade. The sources must be academic in nature.
Do not use websites such as Wikipedia, Quora, etc. The sources should reflect broad research on the risk
event you have identified.
• Abstract and bibliography must be written in 12-point, Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins. You
are not required to cite the textbook or assigned readings. You must submit the paper as a Microsoft Word
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.