How to summarize and review each source
- Use evidence to back up any claims you make about the article or author.
- Use only the most important information that relates directly to your topic and organizational method.
- Avoid quotes as these paragraphs are really not long enough to support many quotations.
- Strive to consistently show how this article is important and how it relates to your thesis or topic.
- Maintain your own voice – you are reviewing the work of others so the paragraph should be from your point-of-view and how you perceive their work.
- Be careful when paraphrasing and be sure to attribute paraphrased information to the author in the text by using the author’s name, or cite the paraphrased information.
From: Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (n.d.). Literature Reviews. Retrieved from http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/literature-reviews/