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WR 121: Literature Review AssignmentAcademic writing involves figuring out what others have said in response to an interesting, debatable question, and then entering the conversation. Your personal essay should have helped you to reflect upon your experience with your passion/interest and to develop your question. In the literature review, you will explore what’s already been said in response to (or in relation to) your question. In other words, you will “review the literature.” Note that while the assignment title includes the word “literature,” you won’t be reading fiction, but rather “literature” more broadly (namely, opinion essays).WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:You will find 3-5 texts that represent the main answers to or perspectives on your question. In the essay, you will “synthesize”- or give a clear overview of– these texts. What’s the gist of the conversation? What kinds of people have opinions, and what

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