Literature Review

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Literature Review

  1. 1. Writing a Literature Review Jennifer Ceven Wheelock College Adjunct Instructor
  2. 2. Getting Started <ul><li>Identify and Define Key Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Read Articles that Provide an Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Sense of What’s Important in the Field You are Studying </li></ul>
  3. 3. Finding Useful Resources <ul><li>Wheelock College Online Database Access </li></ul><ul><li>Find Articles that Study Similar Questions You Are Researching </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Bibliographies of “Good” Articles to Find Additional Sources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Identifying Themes <ul><li>Look for Connections Among Articles You are Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Group Articles According to Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Literature Review Matrix to Organize Your Sources </li></ul>
  5. 5. Writing It Up <ul><li>Interlace Quotes and Paraphrasing with Your Own Words </li></ul><ul><li>Interpret Quotes and Provide Context </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Connections between Resources for Your Readers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Working in a Group <ul><li>Consider Breaking Your Topic into Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Write Independently and Review as a Group </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Common Voice in Your Work </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Using Google Docs to Collaborate </li></ul>
  7. 7. APA Style <ul><li>Consider Investing in the APA Publication Manual </li></ul><ul><li>All Quotes, Paraphrases, Tables, and Figures Must be in APA Format </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography Must be Carefully Formatted as Well </li></ul>
  8. 8. Due Dates <ul><li>First Draft of the Literature Review is Due June 25, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Grading Criteria for this Assignment is on Page 12 of the Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>All Grading Criteria for this Assignment Must be Met by July 14, 2009 </li></ul>

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