Writing Literature Reviews: Chapter 2 Notes
Steps for writing Literature Reviews:
1. Select a topic
2. Search new databases to find relevant research articles
3. Allow plenty of time and pace yourself — segment into several drafts throughout a period of weeks or months
4. Check-in with your professor regularly — make sure you understand the assignment
5. Allow enough time to follow the steps outlined in this book
6. Set clear deadlines for yourself
7. Determine your main goals
Activities for Chapter 2
1. What is the purpose of writing the literature review?
I plan to incorporate the information I learn in this book into my Integration Essays and Final Synthesis Paper.
2. If you are writing a literature review as a term paper, has your instructor assigned a specific topic for review? If yes, write the topic here. Also, write any questions you might need to ask your instructor.
In both integration essays #1 and #2 my goal is to explore the value of holistic healing practices.
In my Final Synthesis Report I would like to explore mindbody connectivity in relationship to holistic healing practices.
3. If you are writing a literature review as a term paper and your instructor has not yet assigned as specific topic, briefly describe two or three possible topics here.
4. If you are writing a literature review for a thesis or dissertation, what is your timeline for completing the first draft? Share your timeline with your instructor for feedback.
Week 2: Integration Paper #1 due
Week 4: Integration Paper #2 due
Week 5: Final Report (1st Draft) Due
Week 7: Final Report (2nd Draft) Due
Week 9: Final Report (3rd Draft) Due
5. If you are writing a literature review for a thesis or dissertation, what is your timeline for completing the first draft?
6. Research article published in a journal?
7. Thesis dissertation?