Writing Tip Wednesday: Lit Reviews (Part 2)

Dear Master's Programs student, Last week I gave you a few basic tips for writing a literature review.  This week we'll look at a key feature of the lit review: synthesis. Synthesis is more than taking five or six "book reports" and mashing them together.  Your job is to analyze the literature as a whole, … Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday: Lit Reviews (Part 2)

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Writing Tip Wednesday: Lit Reviews (Part 1)

Dear Master’s Programs student: Earlier in the semester, the Master’s Programs Office hosted its Literature Review seminar. For those who weren't able to come, I've listed some of the points about which we talked. Ask your instructor to suggest a model literature review.  This can be a great starting place to give you some ideas … Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday: Lit Reviews (Part 1)

Writing Tip Wednesday: Organization as Invention

Dear Master’s Programs Student, In a previous tip, we looked the steps of the writing process.  This week we’ll explore how one step—organizing—can actually help with another phase—brainstorming.  [For those who don’t practice the steps of writing, be sure to check this post and this post first to review the writing process.] Usually when organizing … Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday: Organization as Invention