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ERIC Number: EJ798304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Improving the Writing of Literature Reviews through a Literature Integration Exercise
Zorn, Ted; Campbell, Nittaya
Business Communication Quarterly, v69 n2 p172-183 2006
Students are often required to write literature reviews in advanced business communication courses, especially as part of a research project. Likewise, in the workplace, business communicators may need to review the literature in analyzing a problem or proposing a solution. However, instructors often find that even students who otherwise write well are not able to write good literature reviews. In this article, the authors briefly discuss the importance of literature reviews, the key problems that students experience, and some guidelines for writing carefully synthesized reviews of the literature. The authors, then, present an exercise that they developed for teaching the practice of writing literature reviews. The exercise involves integrating four pieces of research into a coherent synthesis of the literature, then providing students with examples that demonstrate the key features of well-written literature reviews.
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Language: English
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