Apr
16
Tue 2:00 PM

Tackling a Literature Review & Synthesizing the Work of Others

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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: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5941730877