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Words of Wisdom

Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy- - which many believe goes hand in hand with it -- will be dead as well.

— Margaret Atwood

This workshop discusses the function of literature reviews and their presence in many different genres of graduate writing. We cover both literature reviews that summarize the current state of knowledge on a topic as well as literature reviews meant to contextualize a research study by identifying a gap in the scholarship (such as a thesis or dissertation). The material covers different ways of organizing literature reviews as well as various methods of citing literature.


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