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ENC 1102 (Hernandez)

This guide is designed to help students with library research as they complete assignments in ENC1102 with Professor Hernandez at the Poinciana Campus.

Literature Review

What is a literature review?

A literature review (or lit review) is an in-depth critical analysis of published scholarly research related to a specific topic. Published scholarly research (the "literature") includes journal articles and books. 

A solid lit review must:

  • be organized around and related directly to the thesis or research question you're developing
  • incorporate results into a summary of what is and is not known
  • identify areas of controversy in the literature
  • create questions that need further research

Purpose of a Lit Review

  • To summarize, evaluate, and compare the literature relevant and essential to your topic.
  • To identify gaps or inconsistencies in the literature.
  • To highlight important information.
  • To provide a solid background for a research paper.
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