So you are not going to write an essay on a Shakespearean play or some other literary text.A scholarly literature review is part of any final research study or report since it demonstrates that you are familiar with what other other scholars have already studied and published on your subject, and allows you then to map out what new arena or question you would like to pursue.Remember that you will continue learning about your research topic throughout the quarter, and you will revise this essay to include as a section in your Final Research Article.
You may discuss and evaluate the significance of various conclusions and arguments, the completeness of individual studies, the research methods used, substantial areas of disagreement, debates over definitions of terms, and/or the consistency of the results with each other.
As you present your evaluation, do so cautiously with thorough analysis and explanation.
Do not introduce new articles in this section that you haven't already covered in the Summary section.
Please note that even though you may take issue with aspects of the research and findings in your sources, it is very rare for the discussion to include a complete dismissal of any one source.
Others can come from Google Scholar, scholarly books, or research studies from credible organizations.
At least two of your sources must be no older than two years.Discussion and Evaluation (include section heading; 2 paragraphs): This section is your discussion and evaluation of the articles from your summary section and not your discussion of the issues themselves.Instead, you are interpreting and evaluating the knowledge presented in the summary section in order to raise questions for further research (gaps in knowledge).There is, after all, no point in reinventing the wheel, i.e., undertaking a study that someone else has already done or trying to answer a question that has already been adequately explored.And there's also no point in reaching your own interpretive conclusions without taking into account what others have already studied and argued.Points & Length: 240 points; 5-6 pages (1500-1800 words) Format: Double space; include heading on the first page (top left); place shortened title and page number in the header of every page (top right); see Format Instructions Title: Include an informative, interesting, provocative and/or creative title that reflects your narrowed topic (see , p.247) Drafts: First draft to be copied and pasted into a forum window; final draft to be submitted as an uploaded file on Canvas.For example, if you were studying prison reform, one paragraph might present what three scholars have reported regarding education programs in prison, even though one or more of those authors might show up again in another paragraph on visitation rights.If a paragraph happens to focus on only one author or article, make sure this is for a good reason, for example, the article represents the authoritative discussion of a particular issue; in such a case, the content of that paragraph should be limited to the issue and not turn into a general summary of the article.As you discuss and evaluate the knowledge and issues with regard to your narrowed topic, raise questions for further study along the way.Refer directly to all of the authors from your Summary section.