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Table 1 SciPo’s rhetorical components for abstracts and their functions within the abstract

From: A coherence analysis module for SciPo: providing suggestions for scientific abstracts written in Portuguese

Component Function
Background Presents knowledge already accepted by the scientific community which is used to contextualize the study
Gap States a research problem/gap within a specific research area, preparing the ground for the purpose of the study
Purpose States the purpose/aims/goals of the study
Methodology States the materials and methods used in the study
Result States the main results of the study
Conclusion States the study’s conclusions/limitations/ contributions