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    Telling a Research Story Writing a Literature Review

    ISBN-10: 0472033360
    ISBN-13: 9780472033362
    Author(s): Christine B. Feak, John M. Swales
    Description: Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Reviewis concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume  More...
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    Publisher: University of Michigan Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 112
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.396
    Language: English

    Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Reviewis concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing abstracts that appeared inEnglish in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.

    General Introduction to the Volumes
    Introduction to the Literature Review Volume
    Orientations
    Why Review the Literature?
    Types and Characteristics of Literature Reviews
    Check Your Literature Review Knowledge
    Scholars before Researchers
    Typical Advisor Critiques of Literature Reviews
    How Can Order Be Imposed on the Literature?
    Choosing Areas to Include in the Review
    Getting Started on the Literature Review
    Describing the Selection Criteria for Literature in the Review
    Metadiscourse
    Citation Patterns
    Integral and Non-Integral Citations
    Citation Verb Tense and Aspect
    Reporting Verbs
    Ambiguity in Citations
    Drafting, Redrafting, and Redrafting Again
    Taking a Stance toward the Literature
    Constructing an Original Discussion of Previous Work: Using Your Own Words
    Some Strategies for Paraphrasing
    Careful Use of Synonyms
    Summarizing
    Criteria for Evaluating Literature Reviews
    Some Final Thoughts to Consider
    References

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