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Revising litreview

  1. 1. Revising Lit Reviews Friday, 3/16
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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…
  4. 4. 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,”…..”
  5. 5. General TipsMake the connections between your sources as clear as possible.Example: While Smith describes ____ aspect regarding the FCAT, Jones describes ____ other aspect.
  6. 6. 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?
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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.

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