Week 7 discussion
Analyzing a Literature Review, Part II
This discussion thread is designed to further help you see
how a synthesis of sources essay, or literature review, is organized.
Please download the sample literature from the 100-level
Sample_Lit Review_with Notes_391.docx
Please note that this literature review is more informal
than the one on the CSI effect by Maeder and Corbett that you read last
week. You will notice a level of
informality in its tone and language. In
addition, it is not perfect in its synthesis of sources. Moreover, the author cites only six sources
throughout the review. Overall, this is
a literature review written for a 100-level class.
Please keep in mind that you literature review might not be
as sophisticated as the one by Maeder and Corbett. Nonetheless, it provides a helpful
demonstration of how one can analyze studies, synthesize sources, and divide a
review into categories.
Please answer the following questions:
1. In the introduction, what is the thesis statement for
2. In this section, the author mentions limits to the study
by Oliver and Wardle. What are the
limits of this study, according to the writer?
3. In the section “Influence of Eating Behavior on Later
Moods,” the writer cites only one source. If you were to give her advice on
this section, what advice might you give her to help her develop it more
effectively? Feel free to search in the
library databases for articles on this topic or to suggest key words for her to
4. As a result of having read this article, please write a
few sentences about what you might have learned about synthesizing sources.
Please provide one response to one classmate using 1+1
feedback (please refer to the Week Zero folder in the main Content if needed on
correct use of this response format) by Sunday, April
Week 7 discussion