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Developing Categories for the Literature Review
Here are lots of resources to help students understand the Literature Review. Please browse these
resources and then complete the discussion post below.
The article by Ted Zorn and Nittaya Campbell, “Improving the Writing of Literature Reviews through
Literature Integration Exercise” — this article is available in the e-reserves section of this class (and for
those of you in the Week 4 Face-to-Face class I handed this out). To access the article, please take the
select Class Resources
select the icon for eReserves in the middle of your page.
The tutorial from The University of North Carolina on writing literature reviews. It is linked to at the top of
the Content for this week.
The tutorial from UMUC’s Effective Writing Center on writing the literature review. It is linked to at the top
of the Content for this week.
After reviewing the material on the Literature Review posted above, please return to your annotated
bibliography and begin developing “categories” to help you to organize your sources. Post one category
below and list several sources that might fill that category. Remember that some sources may fall into
more than one category.
Please respond generously to at least one of your fellow classmates using 1+1 feedback format of
providing one compliment on an aspect of the post that is strong or noteworthy and why and providing
one suggestion on how the content in the post could be stronger perhaps in some way with the possible
themes the student is brainstorming about their topic.
Visual Mapping — Applying the Spider Diagram
You can use a “Spider Diagram” to help you to structure your discussion of sources in The Literature
Review as well as to brainstorm the niches and gaps in the research literature. A spider diagram is a
visual tool usually used for planning your writing. However, you can also use it for evaluating and thinking
about a topic in detail.
NOTE: Embedded here below are some excellent examples of previous Spider Diagrams for a boost.
Sample Student Spidergram
Print out your Literature Review notes and grab a blank piece of paper.
For more information on the Spider Diagram, please visit the link at the top of this week’s Content, Spider
Diagrams: How and Why They Work.
Write your idea/title/topic/thesis in the center of a piece of paper. Draw a circle around it. For the
purposes of this exercise, you will use the topic of your Literature Review.
Draw a “leg” from the central “body” of your Literature Review topic towards the top right hand corner of
the page. Label this “leg” with the first topic/category that you dealt with in your Review.
Add more legs moving clockwise around the page until all the sections have been included, with the final
one being somewhere near the top left of the page.
Now divide each “leg” up into smaller “legs” with all the points that you made in each section. (Again work
clockwise from the top left so that the sequence of ideas is maintained).
Finally, please be sure that one section is devoted to identifying any gaps or niches in the research
literature in your synthesis of sources essay (literature review), or WA#3.
You may have to redraw your spider diagram several times until you find a structure that works for you.
Make sure that you find a proposal structure that suits the needs of your Niches and Gaps paper. Please
post your spider diagram below.
Respond to this discussion topic with one paragraph describing how this task might have helped you or
why it did not help you in organizing your thoughts for WA#3.