Project #8030 - Literature

Review of Literature Assignment


The Review of Literature is composed of two parts and a Works Cited page.  The two parts should be written like an essay, not like a list.  The Works Cited page should follow proper MLA formatting.  The two parts will combine for a minimum of one and a half pages that are double spaced, Times New Roman size 12 font.  Those two parts are:


1.      Overview of topic and Thesis Statement

2.      Source Groupings and Explanations


The Overview section will be comprised of both your thesis statement and any pertinent background information.  Basically, you will make your claim about your topic and then provide the reader with any necessary background information that if withheld would not allow the reader to understand your claim.  The final sentence of this section should be a sentence along the lines of: “The sources surrounding this topic can be categorized into A, B, and C” where A, B, and C represent the groups you have chosen to sort your sources into.


The “Source Groupings and Explanations” section is exactly what it sounds like.  You will go into detail for each source group you have chosen to create.  So, if you organized your sources into three groups you will have three paragraphs not only explaining what that group is in detail, but you will also provide an example of a source that falls into this group.  You should also explain why this source falls into this category and the importance of this group to the paper.  Remember, however many groups you create should equal (at minimum) the number of paragraphs that comprises this section.  In summary, each grouping in this section should cover:


1.      A line or two explaining what the group is,

2.      A representative example source for this group,

3.      An explanation of why this source (and others, if necessary) fall into this group,

4.      The importance of this source group to the paper (i.e. how this type of source will be used in the paper).


If you are confused, look at an alternative breakdown on the next page.















Review of Literature Breakdown

1.     A Background Information / Thesis Statement Section:

1.     This section can be very similar to your Paper Proposal but more than likely, as you've done research, you have modified your thesis statement and thus need to modify the background information.  This version should be your most up to date introductory statement.

2.     This section MUST also have a statement something like:

1.     The sources surrounding this subject can be organized into those that deal with ____, _____, _____, etc.

1.     This Sentence is what your Review of Literature is about.  The whole point of your Review of Literature is not to prove your paper thesis statement, but to provide more details about this sentence.  This means that you should not be directly quoting, paraphrasing, or otherwise citing your sources when explaining this sentence.

2.     The blanks represent the categories or groups that you have decided to organize (or sort) your sources into.  They should not be left blank in your Review of Literature.

2.     A Group Explanation Section

1.     The group explanation section is where you fully explain each group.  So you should have a group explanation section for each category or group you mention in the thesis statement above.  In order to fully explain each group you must address:

1.     The definition of the group.  What defines this group?  Are they all statistics or journal articles?  Or all they all used to support a particular point?  Why did you choose to group them like this?

2.     An example source for this group.  Pick one of your sources that you have found that would fall into this group.  Give the title and author.  This could look something like:

1.     Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood is an example of a source that falls under the category of ______.

3.     An explanation of why the example source falls into this grouping.  It's not enough to say that a source is an example of this group; you need to explain why this source is an example for this group.  This could relate back to source utility (i.e. what purpose this type of source serves) or source type (i.e. statistics, journal article, etc).

4.     The importance of this group to the paper.  Explain why this group is important to the paper.  Not every grouping will be an extremely important group.  Make sure that you are focused on why this type of source is necessary and you can also tie it back to how these types of sources are used.

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 06/20/2013 12:00 am
Report DMCA

Chat Now!

out of 1971 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 1164 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 721 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 1600 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 770 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews

Chat Now!

out of 680 reviews
All Rights Reserved. Copyright by - Copyright Policy