• Writing a Literature Review | GPLL37


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

Arsenio is a PhD candidate in the Sleep, Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory at Concordia. His research is focused on using artificial intelligence to investigate how changes in sleep can predict the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease and how physical activity and sleep influence cognition in older adults. Before coming to Montreal, he completed an MSc and DPhil (PhD) in Evidence-based medicine at the University of Oxford, UK and a BSc, MSc and doctorate in the US. Arsenio has experience conducting clinical research, peer-reviewing, and publishing papers. When not at the lab, Arsenio is an avid reader, cook, and equestrian.

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Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

End date

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Workshop days



From 13:00 to 15:00


30 / 40

Additional details

This workshop has a $25 non-attendance fee

Registration deadline

Saturday, May 25, 2024