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Poor writing in a literature review

Poor writing in a literature review is often the result of failing to integrate arguments into the review. Many people make the mistake of simply summarising their readings. Look at the following example of poor writing.


The student here has simply reported each author's theory without any analysis or integration.

Remember what a literature review is not.

  • A literature review is not just a summary of articles, texts or journals.
  • A literature review is not an analytical, opinionative or argumentative essay.

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