Literature Review: an Introduction

The "literature review" for undergraduate students tends to be a stand-alone assignment, but it offers good preparation for other review genres, such as book reviews, and reviews of the literature for research projects.

Here are the sample literature reviews we work with in this material:

Example 1:
3 authors and their theories reviewed

Example 2:
Book Review:
[single book]

Example 3:
Model Review of contrasting theories:
Language & Gender

4, 5 & 6
3 competent students'  review

* Check your language awareness: go to our Language Delicacy section

As with the other assignments, we also address issues of appropriate language* use, and we provide a guided sequence of steps for the process of reviewing and writing.