It's time to stop reading and start writing! But how? You know you're supposed to find the "gap" in the literature and synthesize the existing research in your field, but how do you actually do all of that--in writing? This workshop takes an in-depth approach to narrating the relationships, connections, and trends you see in the literature of your field. Learn how to create questions that help you focus your reading and writing. Understand the difference between evaluation and opinion. Get specific tools for organizing your literature review. This engaging one-hour workshop was filmed live and is a great resource for graduate students and faculty alike.
Who is the target audience?
- Graduate students and faculty
What Will I Learn?
Understand the purpose and function of the literature review in academic projects
Understand what is meant by "synthesis" of the literature
Understand how to explain the "gap in the literature" that justifies your project
Gives you templates for creating relationships between different ideas, schools of thought, and writers.
Understand the difference between scholarly evaluation and personal opinion
Get tools for organizing and structuring your literature review
Great exercises help you write, even if you're "stuck"
Curriculum For This Course
The Literature Review: The Big Picture
What Does a Literature Review Do?
A Process for Writing the Literature Review
The Literature Review: Up Close
Making Connections in the Literature
Identifying the Major Players and Your Position
Questions and More Questions
Common Questions About the Literature Review
Download Exercises and Slides
Exercises and Slides Part 1
Exercises and Slides Part 2
Exercises and Slides Part 3
Exercises and Slides Part 4
Wrap Up and Questions
Summary Tool for Creating Literature Reviews