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abstrahere_academic - ABSTRAHERE ACADEMIC


Description: 31 March 2015
Dear postgraduate student
With the help of Stellenbosch University, and particularly InnovUS, we have developed Abstrahere Academic, which is a web application and tool to assist masters and doctoral students in the critical analysis of academic texts. Background information on this application is available at
As a master’s or a doctoral student, you will receive an e-mail invitation from WARP Development to obtain access to the Abstrahere Academic application at the following link:
Using the application, you can upload scientific articles directly by selecting either File or URL. You will then be guided by online prompts to analyse the content, and by submitting your responses to a Critical Reading Box you make your own unique summaries for inclusion in the literature survey, theoretical foundations, discussion or conclusions of your thesis/dissertation.
Al documents uploaded on Abstrahere Academic must be in Pdf format. Please remember to activate your Inetkey for on-campus internet access, and to use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your web browser (please do not use Internet Explorer because specific Pdf plug-in technical issues are related to Internet Explorer)
We would greatly appreciate your feedback on this application. Please send your feedback to You are also welcome to complete the enclosed questionnaire. The names of five prize winners of R1000 each will be randomly drawn from the list of participants who gave feedback and made recommendations on Abstrahere Academic before 1 September 2015.
Dr HJ Brand
Project Manager: ABSTRAHERE

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