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GPLL37 - Writing a Literature Review

This workshop will define the various elements that comprise a literature review and provide practical strategies for students in the process of completing a literature review for coursework. Specific topics that are covered include identifying scholarly literature, creating and following a research plan, and assessing the usefulness of texts for your literature reviews.

Students will also have the opportunity to read and examine samples of literature reviews from completed dissertations and critique them with their peers.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the contents and purpose of a literature review
2. Set a strategy for writing and structuring a literature review
3. Identify the benefits of note-taking and reference management tools when writing literature reviews
4. Identify acceptable sources for inclusion in literature reviews
5. Identify criteria for the inclusion of sources in a literature review

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Joseph E. Brito.

Joseph E. Brito is a doctorate candidate at the Department of Religions and Cultures, at Concordia University. His doctoral dissertation uses a post-colonial lens to demonstrate ways in which early Christian discourse and narratives used metaphors from the roman institution of slavery as rhetorical and theological device. Prior to joining the doctoral program, he completed his bachelor and master degree at Université de Montréal. As a researcher, he is passionate about post-colonial studies, migration and minority studies, and is currently involved with the Association for the Rights of Household Workers, focusing on migrant workers’ right.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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