How do I write a literature review?

Many students struggle with the task of writing a literature review because of the amount of reading they need to cover and uncertainty about what lecturers are looking for.

In this two hour workshop we will discuss practical ways to manage the reading load effectively and provide guidance for you on how to write a well organised and concise literature review.

The workshop will focus on the following issues:

  • What is a literature review?
  • What is the purpose of a literature review?
  • How do I start?
  • What do I include?
  • Making a literature search.
  • Making use of specialist resources.
  • Organising your material.
  • Writing it up.

Booking a place on this workshop

Sessions for this workshop will take place in Semester B, from January 2019.

Details of the sessions will be added at Academic English Study Skills Development where you will find information about all the support the CAE team provides. You can also email aessd@herts.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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