Literature Review

Use this template to provide students with a clear description and process for approaching a literature review.

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  1. Charles Sturt University. Division of Learning & Teaching. Designing and writing assessment tasks.

  2. Cottrell, S. (2005). Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

  3. Kurland, D. (2010). Dan Kurland's

  4. Marshall, L., & Rowland, F. (2014). A guide to learning independently (5th ed.). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Australia.

  5. McPeck, J. E. (1981). Critical thinking and education. Routledge.

  6. Ulrich Boser (2019). Teaching the Skill of Learning to Learn. Inside Higher Ed.

  7. University of Melbourne. Academic Skills. Critical literacy: Developing your critical literacy skills.

  8. University of Melbourne. Academic Skills. Reading critically: Ways to develop your critical reading skills.

  9. University of Melbourne. Academic Skills. Taking notes from texts - The what, why, when and how of referencing.

  10. University of Melbourne. Academic Skills. Tutorials: How to get the most out of ‘tutes’.

  11. University of Melbourne. Giblin Eunson Library. Literature Review.

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