Submit a draft literature review to the Assignment basket. (This Assignment may be linked to Turnitin.) It should organize the ten (10) academic sources (journal articles, reports by government agencies or professional organizations, textbooks, or books by scholars) that you have read, as well as any additional sources you may want to include. Format the citations and reference list using the ASA style.
Your literature review should be organized around the themes or topics that the sources cover, as explained in Module 2. A literature review is NOT a list of summaries of each source. Your writer’s manual gives you additional instructions, as well as examples of how to write a literature review. Use it!
Your draft should include a title page, the literature review (four (4) to five (5) pages), and a properly formatted reference list. So in total, you should have six (6) to seven (7) pages. Follow the general formatting rules (margins, line spacing, titles, page numbering, etc.) as explained in your writer’s manual.
In Module 2 (and in Writing for Sociology) – a module located in all sociology courses, underneath the 8 modules for the course – you read helpful hints about how to write a paper, and how to avoid common writing mistakes. Put them to good use in this draft. This literature review will be incorporated in your final paper. This draft is an opportunity for you to pace your work by having some of your writing done early.
Also, if you’re not sure how to write a literature review, this way you will get some feedback from your instructor, and you will be able to make any necessary changes for your final paper.
Your grade will be based on the following elements:
• Inclusion of all 10 sources
• Structure of the review around themes
• Proper use of the ASA style
• Grammar and spelling
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