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How Do I Write a Literature Review?

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Getting Started

Did someone say "Lit Review"? Was it your professor? 

If you aren't sure what a literature review is, don't worry! You're in the right place.

Consult the helpful guides in the next section for tips related to writing literature reviews. 

If your assignment isn't clear to you, make sure to ask your instructor.'ve heard this before...plan ahead and start well before the paper is due!