GPLL37 - Writing a Literature Review


This workshop will define the various elements that comprise a literature review and provide practical strategies for students in the process of completing a literature review for coursework. Specific topics that are covered include identifying scholarly literature, creating and following a research plan, and assessing the usefulness of texts for your literature reviews.

Students will also have the opportunity to read and examine samples of literature reviews from completed dissertations and critique them with their peers.


Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the contents and purpose of a literature review
2. Set a strategy for writing and structuring a literature review
3. Identify the benefits of notetaking and reference management tools when writing literature reviews
4. Identify acceptable sources for inclusion in literature reviews
5. Identify useful reading strategies for writing a literature review

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Eileen Mary Holowka.

Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer and PhD candidate currently studying the intersections of social media and chronic illness. She has worked in game design and literary publishing, and her academic writing includes work on Instagram, affect theory, chronic pain, and memes.