New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

HESC 220 Writing a Literature Review

by: Theint Myint

HESC 220 Writing a Literature Review HESC 220

Theint Myint
Cal State Fullerton
GPA 3.8

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

How to write a literature review, includes APA format
Concepts Health Science
A. Ransons
Health Science, health, Science, HESC, hesc 220, concepts in health science, apa, Literature, Literature review
75 ?




Popular in Concepts Health Science

Popular in Nursing and Health Sciences

This 4 page Bundle was uploaded by Theint Myint on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Bundle belongs to HESC 220 at California State University - Fullerton taught by A. Ransons in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 312 views. For similar materials see Concepts Health Science in Nursing and Health Sciences at California State University - Fullerton.

Similar to HESC 220 at Cal State Fullerton

Popular in Nursing and Health Sciences


Reviews for HESC 220 Writing a Literature Review


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/20/16
HESC  220   Preparing  to  Write  a  Literature  Review  Part  I     Learning  Objectives   • Understand  the  essence  and  purpose  of  a  literature  review   • Understand  and  be  able  to  implement  the  steps  involved  in  writing  a   literature  review   • Understand  and  become  equipped  with  the  skills  necessary  to  enhance   writing  ability     • Understand  the  value  of  creating  and  utilizing  a  topic  outline     • Understand  the  importance  of  proof  reading  and  the  value  of  rewriting     What  a  literature  Review  is  NOT?   • It  is  NOT  a  research  paper...   •    What  is  a  Literature  Review?   • A  review  or  summary  of  the  current  research  literature  on  a  specific  topic.   • A  comprehensive  survey  of  publications  in  a  specific  field  of  study.     Contributing  Factors  of  Adolescents  Contracting  an  STD   —  Writing  a  Topic  Outline   — Brainstorm:  List  all  the  ideas  that  you  want  to  include  in  your  paper.     — Organize:  Group  related  ideas  together.     —    Organize     Contributing  Factors  of  Adolescents  Contracting  an  STD   —  Writing  a  Topic  Outline   — Brainstorm:  List  all  the  ideas  that  you  want  to  include  in  your  paper.     — Organize:  Group  related  ideas  together.     — Order:  Arrange  material  in  subsections  from  general  to  specific   — Label:  Create  main  and  sub  headings.   —    Order  and  Label   I. Sexually  Transmitted  Disease  Prevalence   a. Adolescent  population   b. STD  Transmission   II.  Demographics   a. Gender   b. Race/Ethnicity   c. Socioeconomic  Status  (SES)   III.  Lifestyle  Factors     a. Peer  pressure   b. Self-­‐esteem   c. Parent/Adolescent  relationship   IV.  STD  Awareness   a. Education   b. Lack  of  Knowledge   c. Prevention     Steps  in  writing  a  lit  review   1. Choose  a  topic   •    Choosing  a  Topic   • Something  of  interest  to  you…   • Something  you  read  about  in  a  popular  magazine…   • You  can  start  with  a  broad  topic,  but  you  must  narrow  it  as  you  continue   your  research.   • Focus  on  a(n):  specific  gender,  ethnic  group,  region,  age  group,   treatment/intervention/prevention  method,  etc.   2. Begin  your  research   • Know  what  scholarly  research  is  and  how  best  to  find  it  (Library   presentation)   • Scholarly  vs.  Non-­‐Scholarly  (Popular)   3. Secure  full  copies  of  all  relevant  articles  (abstracts  alone  are  NOT  enough)   4. Read  your  articles  and  take  notes  of  key  points/findings  as  you  go   5. Writing  a  Topic  Outline   • An  outline  organizes  your  ideas  in  a  logical  format  and  aids  you  in  the   writing  process  (no  matter  what  the  topic  or  type  of  paper)   • Determine  the  purpose  of  your  paper.   • Determine  the  audience  you  are  writing  for.   • Develop  the  thesis  of  your  paper  (the  main  purpose  of  your  paper).   6. Brainstorm:   •  List  all  the  ideas  that  you  want  to  include  in  your  paper.   7. Write  your  paper  (remember  inverted  triangle)   8. Proof  read  (by  yourself  and  someone  else)   • THE  IMPORTANCE  OF   PROOF  READING!!   • Proof  Reading  and  Editing   • Ask  two  friends  or  family  members  to  read  your  paper  and  make  written   comments  on  errors  as  well  as  issues  they  found  hard  to  understand  or   follow.   • Compare  their  points  and  consider  rewriting  passages  they  both  found   unclear.   • Read  your  paper  aloud  paying  special  attention  to  the  areas  your  friends   indicated  were  unclear  –  make  appropriate  revisions.   • Always  go  back  to  your  topic  outline  and  make  sure  your  paper  follows   the  same  path.     Preparing  to  Write  a  Literature  Review   Part  II   LITERATURE  REVIEW  WRITING  TIPS   Writing  Style  for  a  Lit.  Review   • Expository  (fact)  vs.  Narrative  (story)   • No  first  person  (I),  no  personal  opinion   • What  is  a  thesis  statement???   • When  reviewing  the  literature,  don’t  say  “this  study  found  this  and  this   study  found  that”  you  must  organize  the  findings…   • Be  careful  of  Syntax  (what  the  heck  is  syntax?)   • Ex.  A  large  mass  of  literature  has  accumulated  on  the  cell  walls  of   Staphylococci.   • Utilize  the  campus  writing  center     Sentence  Structure   • “The  objective  of  this  study  was  to  find  out  whether  or  not  the   amount  of  time  that  school  children  had  a  physical  activity  class   effected  what  their  BMI  (body  mass  index)  would  be.”     o Unclear,  choppy  and  difficult  to  read   Reference  Page   • One  to  Seven  Authors  –  list  all   • More  than  Seven  Authors  -­‐  After  the  sixth  author's  name,  use  an  ellipses   in  place  of  the  author  names.  Then  provide  the  final  author  name.  There   should  be  no  more  than  seven  names.   Miller,  F.  H.,  Choi,  M.  J.,  Angeli,  L.  L.,  Harland,  A..,  A.,  Stamos,  J.  A.,  Thomas,  S.  T.,  .  .  .             Rubin,  L.  H       Types  of  Plagiarism   • Using  another  writer's  words  without  proper  citation;   • Using  another  writer’s  ideas  without  proper  citation;   • Citing  a  source  but  reproducing  the  exact  words  of  a  printed  sources   without  quotation  marks;   • Borrowing  all  or  part  of  another  student’s  paper;   • Using  a  paper-­‐writing  service  or  having  a  friend  write  the  paper  for  you.     Proper  APA  format     — The  research  results  indicated  that  teen  participants  were  2.5  times  less   likely  than  the  non  participants  to  initiate  sexual  intercourse  during  the   intervention  period  (Monahan  &  Smith,  2002).   — Or     Monahan  and  Smith  (2002)  found  that  teen  participants  were  2.5  times  less   likely  than  the  non  participants…   — Or   Monahan  and  Smith  (2002)  state  that  “adolescent  participants  are  2.5   times…”  (p.  212).   — Or     She  stated,  “The  placebo  effect  disappeared  when  behaviors  were  studied  in   this  manner”  (Miele,  1993,  p.  276),  but  she  did  not  clarify  which  behaviors   were  studied.     Reference  Page        Kovach,  C.  R.,  Morgan,  S.,  Noonan,  P.  E.,  &  Brondino,  M.  (2008).  Using  principles  of         diffusion  of  innovation  to  improve  nursing  home  care.  Journal  of  Nursing  Care       Quality,  23(2),  132-­‐139.     Last  Name,  Initial(s).    (year).  Title  of  article.  Title  of  Periodical,  volume  number(issue   number),  page  numbers.       — Title  of  article  –  only  things  capitalized:  1  word  of  title,  1  word  after  a   colon,  and  proper  nouns   — Only  things  Italicized:  Title  of  Periodical  and  volume  number   Multiple  authors     • One  to  Seven  Authors  –  list  all   • More  than  Seven  Authors  -­‐  After  the  sixth  author's  name,  use  an  ellipses   in  place  of  the  author  names.  Then  provide  the  final  author  name.  There   should  be  no  more  than  seven  names.   Miller,  F.  H.,  Choi,  M.  J.,  Angeli,  L.  L.,  Harland,  A.     A.,  Stamos,  J.  A.,  Thomas,  S.  T.,  .  .  .   Rubin,  L.  H    


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

75 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Janice Dongeun University of Washington

"I used the money I made selling my notes & study guides to pay for spring break in Olympia, Washington...which was Sweet!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.