Northwestern University

Tue 2:00 PM

Tackling a Literature Review & Synthesizing the Work of Others

When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Rd, Graduate Student Commons, Room 250 (2nd Floor), 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Elizabeth Lenaghan  

Group: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Writing literature reviews as a justification for one’s own research is a key element of most academic work. Nonetheless, both the strategies and components of literature reviews vary based on the genre, length, and prospective audience of a text. This workshop will help participants learn to conduct literature reviews efficiently and appropriately. Participants will learn how to effectively assess, synthesize, summarize, and make connections between a variety of sources. Activities will include: (1) categorizing and organizing literature; (2) balancing summary with interpretation; (3) choosing descriptive words carefully and accurately. Additionally, participants will be given the chance to scrutinize and apply what they have learned to sample literature reviews from a variety of disciplines, as well as to their own work. To register please visit:

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