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Academic Writing: Developing your Literature Review (ONLINE)

Ruth Jacklin |Two three-hour sessions |Summer: 10:00 - 13:00 Monday 7 + Friday 11 June

NB: This course accrues 2 training points.

This course will support students to critically assess the quality of empirical research they encounter when reviewing the literature for their thesis. 

Session one will demonstrate why critical appraisal is a vital skill for undertaking their literature review and introduce the broad principles of assessing research quality. 

Session two will be a practical / discussion-based session to provide students with the skills to appraise different types of research.


  • Bell, J. (2014). Doing Your Research Project. 6th Edition. OUP. or Bell, J. (2010). Doing Your Research Project. 5th Edition. OUP.
  • Dunleavy, P. (2003). Authoring a PhD. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Swales, J. M. and Feake, C. B. (2012). Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3rd Edition). University of Michigan Press.
    (Copies of 2004, 2nd edition and 2012, 3rd edition available in multiple UCL libraries, including IOE)
  • Swales, J. M. and Feake, C. B. (2009). Telling a Research Story. University of Michigan Press.
  • Wallace, M. (2016). Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates (3rd Edition). London: SAGE. (Copies of 2006, 1st edition, 2011, 2nd edition and 2016, 3rd edition available in multiple UCL libraries, including IOE)
Dates & Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm, Monday, June 7, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm, Friday, June 11, 2021
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
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Bob Grist

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