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Bryan Greetham, author of Smart Thinking, How to write better essays, Thinking Skills, How to write your Graduate Dissertation, Philosophy

How to Write Your Literature Review

Bryan Greetham, Author of Smart Thinking, How to Write Better Essays, Thinking Skills for Professionals, How to Write your Undergraduate Dissetation and Philosophy

How to Write Your Literature Review

by Bryan Greetham

Published by Macmillan Education
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ISBN 978-1-352-01104-3

Using detailed step-by-step methods and simple systems this book will take you through each stage of your work from generating your initial ideas and pinning the research question down, to searching traditional sources and the Internet, planning the review, writing it, citing references and editing. You will learn simple methods to organise your work and manage the material and ideas you work on. You will be shown how to organise your retrieval system to catch and develop all of the ideas that come to you whenever and wherever they arise.

Beyond the more practical concerns of how you work through each stage and organise your work, the most serious challenges facing you lie in the thinking and writing that your literature review will entail. This book will show you how you can develop all the thinking skills, the cognitive abilities, you will need:

In contrast with many other academic assignments, literature reviews present us with an exciting challenge to carve out of the literature an opportunity to do something truly original. Much of our education is spent recycling the ideas of our authorities without analysing and critically evaluating them in any depth to identify their weaknesses and omissions. Whether it’s a stand-alone review or it’s for a dissertation or thesis, a literature review gives us an opportunity to address these shortcomings and discover something new and insightful.

Similarly, you will learn methods to tackle all of the problems you confront in planning and writing your review. You will be taken through each of the stages from developing the outline to planning, writing the review, referencing and editing. This book will teach you simple methods that will make the challenge of writing such a complex piece of work more manageable.

In short, whether you are writing a stand-alone review or a review for a dissertation or thesis, the distinctive feature of this book is that it will take you through each stage of producing it, step by step, spelling out simple, practical strategies and systems that are necessary for you to produce your best work.

Comments by reviewers

‘This straightforward book leads students through the processes involved in undertaking literature reviews and offers structured advice for anyone wanting to learn the subtleties and nuances of reviewing literature.’ – Nick White, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

‘Demonstrates a sound understanding of the issues students need to address when writing a literature review. A very useful guide which I will be recommending to my students.’ – Christine Porter, University of Westminster, UK

‘The author reassuringly acknowledges concerns that I've seen commonly arise with students who are tasked with writing literature reviews, and gives specific, practical guidance about how to work effectively through the various stages.’ – Margaret Wegener, University of Queensland, Australia

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