Master's Thesis / Project Writing Workshop X

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Graduate Writing Center
Meriam Library 4th Floor

Workshop 10: “The Story of the Squirrel Who Gathered Too Many Nuts: Understanding the Literature Survey and Writing the Literature Review” explains and simplifies perhaps the most important ally the graduate student will have: the work of other scholars. This is important because the writer must find a few scholars to put in his pocket and carry around with him everywhere he goes, and it is equally important to find some scholars that are easy pickings in a thumb wrestling war. Here I will discuss the scavenger hunt aspect of research, and offer tips to help students work smarter, not harder. And, perhaps most importantly, I will discuss the pitfalls that most often plague writers—chiefly, not knowing when to stop gathering information and actually start writing.