Write a literature review of the five sources about LGBTQ Youth and Bullying.
Sources are attached.
minimum of 500 words.
review: refers to any collection of materials on a topic. A review does not
necessarily mean that your reader wants you to give your personal opinion on
whether or not you liked these sources.
literature review discusses published information on a particular subject area,
and sometimes, within a certain time period. The focus of a literature review
will summarize and synthesize the arguments and ideas of others without adding
reviews can give you an overview and act as a stepping stone. The review
provides a solid background for a research paper’s investigation. Comprehensive
knowledge of the literature of the field is essential to most research
will need to know:
How many sources should you include? (5 for this class)
What types of sources (books, journal articles, websites)?
Should you summarize, synthesize, or critique your sources by discussing a
common theme or issue? (up to you)
Should you evaluate your sources? (You should!)
Should you provide subheadings and other background information, such as
definitions and/or a history? (no need for this course)
narrower your topic, the easier it will be to limit the number of sources you
need to read in order to get a good survey of the material.
the sciences information even two years old could be obsolete. However, if you
are writing a review in the humanities, history, or social sciences, a survey
of the history of the literature may be what is needed, because what is
important is how perspectives have changed through the years.
does have a pattern!
not just list your sources and go into detail about each one of them one at a
time. Instead consider what themes or issues connect your sources together.Do
they present one or different solutions? Is there an aspect of the field that
is missing? How well do they present the material and do they portray it
according to an appropriate theory? Do they reveal a trend in the field? A
raging debate? Pick one of these themes to focus the organization of
still need an introduction, a body and a conclusion to the review.
do not need a thesis, but do start with a simple introduction that explains how
you decided to organize your review. Example:
current trend in treatment for congestive heart failure combines surgery and
and more cultural studies scholars are accepting popular media as a subject
worthy of academic consideration.
You can organize your research in different ways:
·By publication: where you got them
·By trend: how have ideas changed or stayed the same?
·Thematic: may still also be chronological but also may have
·Methodological: not so much content of papers but what methods did
the researchers use, what did they focus on?
Other things you may need to include in your review:
·Methods and standards: what is the criteria you used to select
Select only the most important points in each source to highlight.
The information should relate directly to the review’s focus, whether it is
thematic, methodological, or chronological.
Remember to summarize and synthesize your sources within each
paragraph as well as throughout the review.
Use your own voice by starting and ending the paragraph with your
own ideas and words. Do not use any direct quotes because the survey nature of
the literature review does not allow for in-depth discussion. Some short quotes
here and there are okay, though, if you want to emphasize a point. When
paraphrasing a source be sure to represent the author’s information or opinions
accurately and in your own words.
Before you hand it in make sure to review your paper!