General Tips When you first introduce an author, try to state first and last name, as well as some background info and title of their work. Example: Elizabeth Wardle, Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, in her 2008 article “Mutt Genres and FYC,” explains…
General Tips When you state that an author has conducted a study, give some background on that study. Example: Deborah Brandt conducted a study to trace how literacy sponsorship played a role in students’ perception of literacy. In her findings, she explains,”…..”
General Tips After you have completed a section, read over what you have written. When you have thoughts or ideas regarding the claims made by your authors, include them. Look into the words chosen by the authors of your sources. Explain what you think they may be implying. Analyze the claims and methodologies. Do you think the conclusions stated are valid? Why or why not?
Writing your introduction Establish your territory What research has been conducted? Provide an overview of your headings Use parts from the intro to your annotated bib
Intro ExampleThe purpose and reasons for the FCAT Writes test havebeen widely debated. Some sources support theimplementation of the FCAT Writes, explaining that theexam provides a way for educators to assess studentwriting (Brown; Swales). Other sources negate thebenefits of the FCAT Writes Test by explaining thatstudents have different writing processes, and that thisexam may not accurately reflect the writing abilities ofstudents (Johnson; Smith). By analyzing these sources, Iwill study the perception of the FCAT Writes by collegestudents.
General Tips Think about the order of your headings Go from more general to more specific Example: Defining the FCAT Positive Perceptions of the FCAT College Preparation as a Positive Perception of the FCAT
Structure of your Lit ReviewIntroduction (Bold)Paragraph(s)Heading(s) (Bold)Paragraph(s)Conclusion (Bold)---We will work on this on Wednesday
Tips Your lit review is the beginning of your research paper Think about how all of these sections introduce your topic Start thinking about what you want to do with your project: Who do you want to talk to? Do you want to survey? Interview? Observe? On Wednesday, bring a copy of your lit review for peer review. Final draft due Friday.