Tell the reader the main argument of the article itself, not your own opinion of the article. Identify the thesis is crucial because it will tell what to include in the abstract for the audience and what to leave out. Make sure to Clearly explain the thesis (main argument) clear to readers and support the thesis with evidence from the article.(I have also included an example from a good abstract for you to reference on.)-Introduction gives context and background-Middle paragraphs develop the thesis.-Conclusion restates the thesis and explains its importance.