SHARING THOUGHTS ABOUT AANOTATED
Chapter 4 and 5 of Tipping Point
Talking about Literature Reviews
What challenges did you face in your
What did you gain from your assignment?
Were the sources you found valuable for your
What kind of sources does the writer of this
Do you agree with the writer’s assessment of
the reliability of the sources in this
Which one of these references seem
questionable to you and why?
Synthesis: a relationship between your
sources. It’s more than a summary. It can
also include your own evaluation of the
You draw on the ideas of the authors. You
bring together a body of information from
Before you can write an effective synthesis.
You must know the relationships among
sources and how they fit into the field
Literature review is an account of what has
been published on a topic by accredited
scholars and researchers.
This is a paper to demonstrate your
familiarity with the research topic. It is a
summary of what the scientific literature
says about your specific topic or question.
A literature review typically contains the
Find at least six sources related to your research
Read the articles (remember to do active
reading) Take notes in the margins, write
summaries, important quotes etc.
Read the easier articles first (see the abstract to
see if this article is related to your topic.
The articles must be from professional journals.
See sample literature reviews in the articles.
Read Chapter 6
Read Writing at the University Chapter 8
Tipping Point: Blog about two of the
discussion questions from your handout.
Continue with finding valuable/relevant
articles related to your topics.