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Literature Review

Literature Review Guidelines

Purpose: The literature review is a necessary component of the senior project to ensure that students are making research a vital part of their decision making. The literature review is a process check to ensure that students are on the right track and to create the next steps they need to take to have a successful presentation.

Logistics:

  • The Literature Review will take place in classrooms with your assigned panel. The student will sit at the table and share what research they have done using their annotated bibliography (a bibliography that is cited properly and shares why each source is important to their project and what they are going to take from it and apply to their project).
  • The students will dress in normal school attire.
  • You must have an appropriate number of credible sources to support decision making and problem-solving in your project (in other words, several).
  • Your approved Proposal Letter and Literature Review paper must be submitted to each panel member one week prior to your interview.
  • Your Literature Review panel will be the same panel you will have for your presentations. (Hopefully with a content specialist).
  • You may not complete your senior presentation without successfully completing your Literature Review.
  • The Literature Review panel will notify your Advocacy teacher if you have successfully completed the review.
  • If a student does not successfully pass the Literature Review, they will be responsible to reconvene their panel together on their own time to make another attempt.
  • Each student will be given 10 minutes to review their annotated bibliography and answer questions similar to the following:
    1. What is the strategy used to research your project?
    2. How do the sources you found contribute to the project?
    3. How do you know that your sources are credible?
    4. How has your mentor helped guide you to appropriate sources and information?
    5. What role has your outside expert had in your decision making of where to find research and how to apply it to your final product or service?
    6. How are you going to apply what you learned in the research to your project?
    7. What will your methods be to complete your project?
    8. Summarize your research.

 

MLA Formatting Resource: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

 

Name: _______________________         Literature Review     Advocacy Teacher: _______
Project Title: ______________________________                                           Mentor:____________________

 

(The Mentor will fill out the sheet, give a copy to student and Advocacy teacher)

Criteria

Feedback

  • Proposal Letter in and Approved
  • Came With Three Copies of Proposal Letter and Lit Review

Y


Y

N


N

 

  • Search and Selection of Sources
  • Variety of Sources Documented

Y


Y

N


N

 

  • Evidence of Contact with Mentor and Outside Expert

Y

N

 

  • Knowledge of Topic and Research
  • Comprehensive Breadth and Scope

Y

N

 

  • Grammar, Punctuation and Format of Citations

Y

N

 

  • Student Initiative

Y

N

 

 

Panel Questions
  1. What is the strategy used to research your project?
  2. How do the sources you found contribute to the project?
  3. How do you know that your sources are credible?
  4. How has your mentor helped guide you to appropriate sources and information?
  5. What role has your outside expert had in your decision making of where to find research and how to apply it to your final product or service?
  6. How are you going to apply what you learned in the research to your project?
  7. What will your methods be to complete your project?
  8. Summarize your research.