Q. How do I write a literature review?

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To write a literature review, visit the Purdue Owl for some helpful information.  According to that website:

Literature review

A literature review is a critical summary of what the scientific literature says about your specific topic or question. Often student research in APA fields falls into this category. Your Instructor might ask you to write this kind of paper to demonstrate your familiarity with work in the field pertinent to the research you hope to conduct.

A literature review contains the following sections:

  • Title page
  • Introduction section
  • List of references

Please note:  Some instructors may also want you to write an abstract for a literature review, so be sure to check with them when given an assignment. Also, the length of a literature review and the required number of sources will vary based on course and instructor preferences.

Visit the APA Help guide for directions on how to set up the paper in general, such as the font, spacing, etc.

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