A literature review is a descriptive summary of research on a topic that has previously been studied.
The purpose of a literature review is to inform readers of the significant knowledge and ideas that have been
established on a topic. Its purpose is to compare, contrast and/or connect findings that were identified when reviewing
Oftentimes, literature reviews are written to ground a study in a particular context of what is known
about a subject in order to establish a foundation for the topic (or question) being researched.
Typically Literature reviews are designed to accomplish two main goals: 1. provide your readers an overview of sources
you have explored while researching a particular topic or idea 2. demonstrate how your research/topic fits into the
field of study.
Like most academic papers, literature reviews also must contain at least three basic elements: an
introduction or background information section; the body of the review containing the discussion of sources; and, finally, a conclusion and/or recommendations section to end the paper.
The following provides a brief description of the content of each:
Introduction: Gives a quick idea of the topic of the literature review, such as the central theme or organizational pattern.
Body: Contains your discussion of sources and is organized either chronologically, thematically, or methodologically
(see below for more information on each).
Conclusions/Recommendations: Discuss what you have drawn from reviewing literature so far. Where might the discussion proceed?
For this assignment you are asked to complete a literature review on your chosen educational topic. You are asked to locate at least 12 educational journal articles on your topic and write a 5 page minimum literature review on the articles
To complete the assignment:
Write the literature review of your final essay
Use at least 12 reliable sources 4-page minimum
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