Checklist for an APA-style Literature Review Paper (refer to the 5 th edition of the APA Publication Manual for reference) _____ Title Page: 5% • Title: Capitals, informative, concise • Author, institution, and date • Page header and page numbers (on every page) • No Abstracts please _____ Introduction: 15% • Title of paper on first page of text (this is a deviation from APA guide) • Exposition of research topic (What will you be examining and why?) • Theoretical reasoning leading to question or topic you are attempting to answer (Why is this topic important to study and what theory(ies) support the need to examine your topic) _____ Literature Review: 45% • Review and synthesis (integration) of relevant research (do not submit annotated bibliographies) • Summary of relevant arguments (what did others study, why, what did they find, what were the implications of their findings; make sure to tie this with the topic you are addressing) • Coherence (not long winded), clarity (express ideas clearly, defining major concepts), and
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