Reviewing Literature Reviews (Scrawl S10 E5)

By May 16, 2014Scrawl Radio

Hello Scrawl Nation! For this week’s episode of Scrawl Radio, we decided to examine a very unique but still commonly used type of writing: the literature review! We invited Dr. Kelly Tzoumis, a professor of public policy here at DePaul, to join us to talk about how to write a literature review and how she utilizes them in her classroom.

L to R: Scrawler Mariah Woelfel, Dr. Tzoumis, Scrawlers Megan Deppen, Rima Mandwee, and Brandon Haskey

L to R: Scrawler Mariah Woelfel, Dr. Tzoumis, Scrawlers Megan Deppen, Rima Mandwee, and Brandon Haskey

During the show, we talked a little about what literature reviews are in general and what differentiates them from annotated bibliographies. Dr. Tzoumis reminded us about several good tips for writing the reviews, and she also gave some great advice about how to form your thesis statement, organize the writing itself, and address moments of doubt within your research.

We also played America’s Favorite Game Scrawlegories! Brandon gave Megan, Rima, and Mariah three topics and each person had to come up with a thesis statement that addressed all three topics! Dr. Tzoumis won this game, though, with a brilliant reference to Ronald Reagan!

Be sure to listen in to this very informative episode of Scrawl! There’s a ton of fantastic information here about writing literature reviews, and it’s also, as always, a ton of fun! And, of course, check us out on FacebookTwitter, and Digication!