Writing a Literature Review

The literature review is one of the most common genres of scholarly writing, yet one that can be frustrating if you're not used to producing them. In this workshop we will cover the purpose the literature review serves in scholarly writing, some of the important conventions of the genre, and strategies for how to approach writing the strongest literature review possible. 

 Learning Outcomes: As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Gain a greater understanding of the purposes of a literature review

2. Gain a greater understanding of the genre conventions, particularly in terms of structure and organization, of a literature review.

3. Learn strategies for how to approach writing the various parts of a literature review.


Bronwyn Williams is Director of the University Writing Center and a professor of English. He teaches and researches about issues of literacy, identity, digital media, popular culture, and creative nonfiction. He teaches a variety of graduate courses on issues of literacy and teaching writing. In addition he has directed more than 30 doctoral dissertations. His recurring research interests have been the intersections of the literacy practices people engage in in their daily lives and the literacy practices they encounter in schools and universities.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Houchens Building, Suite 105
2211 S. Brook Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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