You will need to write five (5) Literature Reviews.
I’m working on a Writing question and need guidance to help me study.
Each Literature Review should include the following sections:
- Provide full citation in MLA (or APA) format
- Provide a brief summary as to what the reading is about
- Give some information on the author(s)
- Identify and define RELEVANT key terms and concepts
- Give three pertinent quotations that might be used in the research paper
- Interpret the meaning of each quotation and explain the significance for the student’s project. This might be done by writing a couple of sentences that connect terms and concepts from each quotation to the larger research project
- For the second and subsequent readings, students should write several sentences explaining how the terms and concepts in the quotations connect to previous readings and trace areas of agreement and disagreement about particular topics
- Identify new questions so as to delve even more deeply into the research
Your literature review should demonstrate that you have read the material closely, and that you comprehend it. Furthermore, these Literature Reviews could be of immense use not only in contributing to your body of knowledge about the topic under investigation, but also because sections of your reviews might be incorporated directly into your research paper.
CITATION/AUTHOR INFO 5 POINTS
● Provide full citation in MLA (or APA) format exactly as it will appear on your Works Cited (or References) page.
● Give one sentence of information about who the author/s are to verify that they are a credible and scholarly source.
Remember that the source must be substantive (no short sources), from a scholarly book or journal, and must include references or citations. Zero points given if the source is not scholarly unless I have approved it in advance.
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT, METHODS 15 POINTS
● Summarize the text in your own words and make sure to cover the main argument of the source. Include a description of the methods the author/s used to develop the argument.
KEY TERMS OR CONCEPTS 10 POINTS
● Identify at least TWO important terms or concepts from the reading. Define each one according to how the term is used in the reading. One or both of the terms must be a theoretical framing concept (if the source has no theoretical content it is not likely to be a scholarly source).
QUOTATION ANALYSIS 20 POINTS
● Select three quotations that are important and relevant to your project. Write out each quote, paraphrase its meaning in your own words, and then interpret and analyze it in terms of your own developing argument.
SYNTHESIS 20 POINTS
● For the second and subsequent Source Evaluations, write several sentences of synthesis: Explain specifically how the terms and concepts in the quotations you selected connect to the texts in your previous Source Evaluations, and trace areas of agreement and disagreement between the readings.
OVERALL EVALUATION OF SOURCE 20 POINTS
● Reflect on how the source contributes to your research project. What are its limitations? What are its strengths? How timely is the source?
● What sources does your source use and how does it use them? Might any of those sources be useful to you?
● Identify any new questions you came up with while reading that might guide your future research.
ERROR FREE WRITING 10 POINTS
Your Source Evaluations should demonstrate that you have read the material closely, and that you comprehend how it fits into your own project. These Source Evaluations will be of immense use not only in contributing to your body of knowledge about the topic under investigation, but also because the analytical and synthetic sections of your evaluations might be incorporated directly into your research paper.