Writing tips

  • Most students I talk to enjoy writing their literature review section least.
  • So, make it a little more fun by using a few “stock phrases” this will help you to submit a polished draft as opposed to a lousy set of basic sentences.

The Literature Review

  This school of thought...
  Many recent studies document that...
  While the link between...and....is not as clearly defined in the literature, it is suggested that....
  A canvassing of the growing body of literature on... suggests that two schools of thought dominate the extant thinking.
  Seminal studies include...

Showing a Gap in the literature

  Although research on...exists, gaps remain.
  There is little empirical research...
  Some questions have been raised in the practitioner literature as to whether....
  The research has tended to focus on....,rather on.....

Replace Long Phrases by Shorter Ones

a majority ofmost
a sufficient amount ofenough
according to our datawe find
accordinglytherefore, so