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Writing a Literature Review and Synthesizing the Arguments of Others

When: Friday, February 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, Room 140, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Elizabeth Anne Lenaghan  

Group: The Writing Place

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


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 compose their literature review, focusing on structure and organization and how to write effective and specific reviews. Activities will include: (1) balancing summary with interpretation and (2) choosing descriptive words carefully and accurately. Additionally, participants will be given the chance to scrutinize and apply what they have learned to a sample literature review. 

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