Many students are required to write a critical review of current academic literature in their area of interest – researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates. Developing a great critical review is vital, but not always taught. In the course “Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review” designed for research students, at any level, in any discipline, you will learn how to write a strong literature review. You will be guided through this complex process step-by-step, seeing examples, finding information and developing useful questions that will help you plan, draft and refine a critical discussion of what is and is not yet known about your topic.
Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review – Course Cotent
This course has been created for those pursuing research, at PhD level or not – anyone who wants to improve their ability to write about academic literature for research purposes. The course includes the following topics:
- Understanding the literature review as a genre, and its fundamental role in all serious investigations and research projects;
- Developing a useful list of search terms and understanding where to use them to find the most relevant literature available;
- Developing a professional bibliography and annotating it with critical evaluations of readings;
- Asking good questions to guide the reading and writing process;
- Planning a critical discussion in response to specific questions and based on evidence from the published literature.
Summary of Course Main Features
- Developed by: University of Wollongong. The University of Wollongong is among the world’s top 20 modern universities. It routinely rates among the top Australian universities for graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.
- Educator: Emily Purser
- Duration: 4 weeks x 4 hours per week
- Start Date: 26 February 2018