How to Write a Literature Review in 30 Minutes or Less

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

“How to Write a Literature Review in 30 Minutes or Less” breaks down this academic assignment into 5 easy steps: (There is a text version of this video:

1. Strip out summary paragraphs from research
2. Reorder summary paragraphs for the liteature review
3. Combine paragraphs if necessary
4. Add topic sentences and transitions to form literature review’s body paragraphs
5. Add introduction and conclusion paragraphs to complete the literature review

The literature review does not have to be a daunting or mysterious academic assignment. As a matter of fact, the so-called “literature review” is a common task in the professional workplace but is called a “backgrounder” or “background research” instead of a literature review. The video provides a real-world example of writing a practical literature review as an HR employee in an IT company.

Stop being intimadated by what is actually an easy assignment by learning what a literature review really is and how to do one quickly and easily.

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  1. Mohammed Al Haj Eid says:

    really amazing lesson…

  2. Rusty says:

    damn he lookin really cute!!

  3. rinky kumari says:

    Hello Taylor, I am Rinky. I want to say that no one ever explained me those steps, after watching this I'm feeling more confident in myself, you are simply awesome. Thank You!

  4. Salahudin Sayre says:

    really its very helpful thnk you#

  5. Sachini Nisansala says:

    Thank you very much sir. This was really helpful

  6. Sphesh says:

    Many thanks, Dr Taylor. You are a good teacher. You have made my life a bit easier.

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  8. Halah Samman says:

    The techniques are easy and straightforward.. I followed then to the letter and I have a structered and full-of sense lit review! but what adds to the greatness.. Mr. Taylor.. is your calm..reassuring voice! We (PhD lonely students who are banging our heads against walls :D) need so many (OF) you! THANKS A BUNCH!

  9. riad leb says:

    Absolutely brilliant

  10. Amoedeus says:

    Sir, you have reinstalled hope in me, this is truly all I needed. Thank you!

  11. Xu Liu says:

    Thank you so much for your sharing!

  12. KISHORE KANTI Majumdar says:

    Sir, please elaborate the technique how to make a summary paragraphs of say 8-10 lines from as a source article of 20-25 pages or even more.

  13. KISHORE KANTI Majumdar says:

    Very systematic and well structured instructions to design lit review writing techniques.

  14. Kyin77 says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I had been stressing out for two weeks trying to figure out how to write a literature review. I wish I saw this sooner!

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  16. Alokani Munasinghe says:

    This is simple and easy to understand. Thank You so much sir !

  17. Stacie Pompili-Towe says:

    Thank you so much. This is so helpful. I had no idea where to start!

  18. S C says:

    HUGE help while I'm taking this online master's program. I like how he breaks this down into simple, yet thorough steps so I can:

    1. write a quality literature review
    2. not feel overwhelmed

    I'm about to start on my rough draft now.

  19. ChiTwnCutie says:

    David, outstanding explanation! The examples used in the video were perfect to illustrate a literature review. Thank you for taking the time to create this video. Top notch work!

  20. Ricardo Mateo says:

    thanks a lot

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