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Literature Review Research

Some tips

Here are some tips to help you write your literature review:

  • Keep your thinking clear. You can use headings and subheadings to clarify the structure
  • Remember your audience and use the appropriate terminology
  • It's okay to have multiple drafts. In fact, we encourage it
  • Use direct quotations sparingly
  • Include proper citations
  • Before you start writing, decide how you want to organize it - chronologically, thematically or methodologically

Avoid these common errors

  • weak organization
  • poor language, grammar, etc.
  • spelling mistakes
  • missing citations
  • failure to include significant studies in the field

From University of Houston-Victoria