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SKIL 8350 - Writing a Literature Review

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SKIL 8350 - Writing a Literature Review (1.5 credits)

(1.5 credits)

Doctoral students with strong research, critical-thinking, and writing skills are better equipped to complete the literature review section of their capstone. This 8-week course focuses on understanding the purpose of the literature review and the foundational skills needed to complete it, such as developing search strategies, synthesizing sources, and constructing paragraphs. Students have the opportunity to apply writing, research, and critical-thinking skills in writing components of the literature review. In the second half of the course, students may submit up to five pages of the literature review per week for instructor feedback. By the end of the course, students will have a clear plan in place for drafting the rest of their literature review.


  • Approved premise/prospective

Note: This course is for quarter-based doctoral students. Students who have already begun writing the literature for their proposal should take the Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review (SKIL 8030) course instead. (This course was previously listed as SKIL 8350.