Welcome to the Better Writing: Literature Review program.
The literature review is central to every research project. It not only provides an opportunity to acknowledge the work of predecessors in your field of study, it is where you cite other studies that have an important and strong connection to your research project. In essence, a literature review is an integrated statement giving explanation as to why the theories or studies cited are important to your current work.
Read on to begin learning how to develop your own literature review.
Writing a literature review is one of the most challenging parts of the research process. This program breaks down key components of the process, including:
- Demonstrating your knowledge,
- Drawing on credible sources,
- Knowing the function of a literature review,
- Focusing your literature review,
- Searching and selecting material,
- Incorporating the key ingredients,
- Integrating others concepts and ideas into your own writing,
- Organising your literature review, and
- Using the language of critique.
Some of the terms used in this program may be unfamiliar to you. You can view the Glossary at any time by clicking the link on the right-hand side of the screen. For any other terms not listed, you may like to consult a dictionary.
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