You will write a review of literature detailing the importance and significance of a topic from this course. The purpose of a review of literature is to examine an issue while considering opposing perspectives. You will defend your position on an issue and your rationale for your position.
· You need to support your position with a solid foundation based on statistical evidence, research, and historical events.
· Validate your position utilizing authoritative references form peer-reviewed journals.
· Examine strengths and weaknesses of your position.
· Suggest possible solutions and courses of action related to your position.
· What is the topic or issue you explored?
· Describe the field of literature.
TRANSITION (No citations yet)
|Part 1 Analysis
· State your position.
· What is your justification for your position/claim?
TRANSITION Your article(s) should support your position.
|Utilize your matrix.|
|Part 2 Evaluation
· Assess claims presented in the articles.
· Examine strengths.
TRANSITION (examining the article does it address your position.)
|Part 3 Synthesis
· Connect ideas/positions/claims from the article(s) to theories and other articles.
TRANSITION Do not introduce a new topic. What do all these articles have in common.
|Part 4 Implications
· How is information useful?
· For whom is information useful?
· What does this article contribute to understanding teaching, classrooms, education?
TRANSITION Tell your readers what should be do with this information.
|Part 5 Conclusions
· What questions do you anticipate after your audience reads this article?
· What are other important considerations to make?
Rubric: Literature annotation, review
Outline & Rubric: Literature annotation, review
(For a review of literature outline, refer to Excel matrix
>Outline- Literature annotation, review.xlsx)
Side note: Write your position in one sentence on a sticky note. After each paragraph ask yourself does it connect to your position. If it does not relate you must redo.
|Holistic criteria||● Thesis/Claim/Position is clearly stated. ● Essay is organized and coherent. ● Ideas or reasons based on theory and practice are specific, well-developed, and show depth of thinking. ● Sentences are skillfully constructed and purposeful including effective transitions showing progression of ideas. ● Word choice is precise and purposeful.||● Thesis/Claim/Position is clearly stated. ● Essay is clearly focused, but it may have minor lapses in organization. ● Ideas or reasons are explained and developed. ● Sentences are varied with minor structural problems. ● Transitions between sentences are logical. ● Word choice is appropriate.||● Thesis/Claim/Position is weak or ineffective. ● Essay overall lacks focus. ● Essay is not organized logically. ● Ideas or reasons are not explained or developed. ● Sentences have structural problems. ● Transitions are weak or missing. ● Word choice is general (not purposeful).||● Thesis/Claim/Position is not clear or missing. ● Ideas or reasons are not clear or missing. ● Essay is not organized logically. ● Sentences are not clear. ● Transitions are not clear or missing. ● Word choice is general (not purposeful).|
|Source criteria||Sources are peer-reviewed and current (<5 years). Candidate supports thesis/claim/position with citations effectively.||Sources are peer-reviewed and current (<5 years). Candidate supports thesis/claim/position with citations but may have minor lapses in effectiveness.||Sources are peer-reviewed and current (<10 years). Candidate does not support thesis/claim/position with citations.||Sources do not support thesis/claim/position.|
|Grammar||There may be minor errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage, but they do not distract from the essay.||There may be minor errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage, but they do not affect clarity and meaning.||There are many minor errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage; they sometimes affect clarity and meaning.||There are many minor errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage; they do affect clarity and meaning.|
|Overall||Is your essay focused? Did you develop your ideas? Did you include ideas that are interesting and specific?|