Journal Prompt Describe the part of your lit review that you feel the strongest about, and the part that you think is the weakest. If you had to give a student next semester one tip for writing his lit review, what would it be?Homework: Start reading Chapter 11 in your textbook. Pages 295-316.
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 TipsMake the connections between your sources as clear as possible.Example: While Smith describes ____ aspect regarding the FCAT, Jones describes ____ other aspect.
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?
General Tips Check your parenthetical references. All page numbers should be at the end of your sentences. All commas inside quotation marks Periods at the end of your sentences Article titles in quotation marks, book and journal titles in italics
Revising your Lit Review Read over your entire lit review, keeping in mind the tips that we’ve discussed If you want me to read over a section, raise your hand. Ask any questions and clarify any issues before you leave Bring a polished version to class on Monday. If you feel that your draft is as strong as possible, you may turn it in today.