Many CORE112 instructors analyze literature reviews as part of class discussions or for homework. Below is an exemplary literature review and some suggested questions, either for in-class or online discussion, or as a homework assignment.
Literature Review: Park, Sowon S. “Suffrage and Virginia Woolf: ‘The Mass Behind the Single Voice.’” The Review of English Studies 56.223 (2005): 119–134. [can be found at http://www.jstor.org/stable/366119]
Suggested discussion questions:
This activity can be used in class or as homework - make a copy of the Choosing Sources Google Doc linked below.
Example Topic: Lolita and fairy tales
This article reviews and summarizes the literature on a topic for a popular audience. It's a good example of how to discuss the research on a topic and how it intersects, rather than listing studies without contextualizing them. Can be used as a discussion prompt - how does the author accomplish this task?
This activity prompts students to identify and rewrite the main ideas of an academic article's abstract, in order to understand it better and determine how it could contribute to an argument.