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ASC Courses and Workshops: CAEX 8350: Writing a Literature Review

CAEX 8350: Writing a Literature Review

1.5 credits; 8 weeks

Ideal Students

  • Students writing or preparing to write their capstone.
  • Students who are stuck in the beginning stages of their literature review.
  • Students who want to improve skills in search strategies, synthesis, and organization.
  • NOTE: Doctoral students only.

Course Description

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students who have already begun writing the literature for their proposal should take the Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review course instead. 

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of the literature review.
  • Develop foundational skills to complete the literature review.
  • Develop skills for search strategies, synthesizing sources, and constructing paragraphs for the literature review.
  • Apply writing, research, and critical thinking skills in developing components of the literature review.
  • Create and submit a draft of the literature review.

Cost

This course costs $195. This amount does not include any applicable taxes and/or fees. 

Questions about the CAEX courses or workshops?

Do you have a question about the CAEX courses or workshops? Please e-mail us at caexcourses@mail.waldenu.edu. We will respond within 48 hours (please allow more time on weekends and holidays).