Northwestern University

Thu 10:00 AM

The Writing Place Presents: Tackling a Literature Review and Synthesizing the Work of Others

When: Thursday, October 31, 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Rd, 250, 2122 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Student


Group: Professional Development for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Category: Training

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Compiling and synthesizing literature 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.


This event is sponsored by the Writing Program and TGS.

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