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SOC 321 (Sandoval)

SOC 321 (Sandoval)


Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • Friday: 7:30 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm
  • Sundays & Holidays: Closed

Assignment Instructions

The literature review should be 4 to 5 double-spaced pages, size 12 Times New Roman font, one-inch margins in which you: Summarize and synthesize 6 to 10 sources (books or journal articles, not websites or news stories) that are not included in course readings. This means that you should not simply provide summaries of the sources, but should explain how they relate to each other (synthesize how they draw on similar theories, come to similar conclusions, etc.) Do not just choose the first 5 sources that you find; make sure that they are relevant to your area of research.

Additional Tips

  • Don’t put the full title of the article in your paper- just refer to it as "this study" or "Research found" or "Studies on this issue"
  • Refer to authors by last name only
  • Focus on these parts of an article: Findings, Discussion, Results….Avoid any sentences in the paper that cite someone else!
  • Use sentences written by the author you are reading No personal stories-- no opinions or bias