I have integrated some other tips within this guide, particularly in suggesting different technology tools that you might want to consider in helping you organize your review.In the sections from Step 6-9 what I have included is the outline of those steps exactly as described by Galvan.
While researching for your literature reviews, use EBPs and systematic reviews to gain an understanding of the issues in and around your topic and employ the citation chaining process to extract research that is usable in your assessment tasks.
The tabs below will connect you to some examples of both.
Instead, organize the literature review into sections that present themes or identify trends, including relevant theory.
You are not trying to list all the material published, but to synthesize and evaluate it according to the guiding concept of your thesis or research question If you are writing an annotated bibliography, you may need to summarize each item briefly, but should still follow through themes and concepts and do some critical assessment of material.
Below are some examples of literature reviews written by ACAP students.
Use these to gain an understanding of the generic structure and language used when writing your own literature reviews.
Most importantly though, take a close look at your assessment task, the associated marking criteria and access the support material on the first page of this guide.
These will guide you towards an application of the fundamental characteristics required in the review.
As an academic writer, you are expected to provide an analytical overview of the significant literature published on your topic.
If your audience knows less than you do on the topic, your purpose is instructional.