Writing a literature review (Arts Thesis) (5th October)

Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal
Wednesday 16 September 2020

There are just a few more places left on this GRADskills workshop, which is particularly aimed at doctoral students in the first year of their PhD.  The literature review is a key component of a PhD: it motivates and contextualises the research question and launches the research. But developing a review is a complex task. Navigating seemingly limitless publications and shaping wide-ranging notes into a coherent text can feel overwhelming. This workshop offers practical ways of managing this process and laying the foundations for a review that meets the relevant criteria. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to breakdown the task of writing a review into manageable portions, use templates in their reading and note-taking, develop a potential structure for their review in terms of strands, key publications and forward movement.

The participants are required to have a printed copy of a short article in their field that that they are familiar with and  are planning to discuss or refer to in the literature review.

Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?mode=single&query=10892

The workshop will be help via Zoom

What previous participants have said about (the in-person version of) this course:

  • “It is brilliant if you feel overwhelmed because it teaches how to dissect, critique and sort sources.”
  • “Extremely helpful in identifying how to improve your reading + how this will assist the lit review.”
  • “I am so glad I attended this at the beginning of my studies. It will make me much more efficient and effective in my reading.”

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