Psychology and Education @St. Thomas

Lit Reviews for Education and Psychology

Students often panic when assigned a Literature Review for an Education or Psychology class. Deciding on a topic, figuring out where to find appropriate articles, figuring out what types of articles are appropriate, and taking a point of view require learning new skills and techniques.

But students can learn them easily by breaking them down into simple steps and performing them bit by bit.

Barbie drinking coffee (Barbie and I both find that a delicious coffee, tea, or chocolate accompanies these activities very nicely.)

Other excellent tutorials developed by university libraries:

Writing in Sociology
by University of North Carolina

The Literature Review: A Few Tips On Conducting It
by University of Toronto
Succinct suggestions for thinking about and reading for a literature review.
Very important, at the end, the article states, “A literature review is a piece of discursive prose, not a list describing or summarizing one piece of literature after another.” You must make a point!


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