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The Literature Review: 6. Writing the Review

This guide provides an introduction to the conduct and organization of a literature review

1. Writing the Literature Review Part 1: Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

This is Part 1 of a tutorial prepared by the University of Maryland University College's Effective Writing Center.

3. Tips for Effective Literature Reviews

  • The discussion should flow from one main idea to another in a reasoned fashion
  • Select only the most important points in each source to highlight in the review
  • Support any claims made by strong evidence
  • Use quotations sparingly. Remember that the survey nature of a literature review does not allow for in-depth discussion or detailed quotations from the texts being reviewed

5. Resources @ UWISA Libraries

2. Writing the Literature Review Part 2: Step by Step Tutorial for Graduate Students

This is the second part of the tutorial prepared by the University of Maryland University College's Effective Writing Center.

4. Literature Review Samples