Literature Review Template

Use this template to provide students with a clear description and process for approaching a literature review.

How to use this template

Copy this template and paste it into your Cadmus Assignment Instructions by clicking Copy this template. Adapt it to suit your task description, and attach the relevant resources.

Pair with Literature Review Structure

Literature Review

Final Your final is due on Fri 17th May at 11:59pm
Draft Your draft is due on Fri 3rd May at 11:59pm
Weighting It’s worth 25% of the unit
Word Limit 2000 words; excluding references
Referencing You are required to follow APA

🎯 Purpose

Completing this literature review will help you form an understanding of, and evaluate, the research that exists in the field. This task will help you prepare for the major essay that will be completed later this semester. Through this assessment you will develop your research, academic writing, and critical thinking skills.

🔎 Research Topic

How will artificial intelligence impact jobs in the financial sector?

Your focus is on examining and evaluating existing research on this topic, and establishing the relevance of this information to your own research.

As part of this assessment, you are required to:

  • Refer to at least 8 academic sources
  • Focus on comparing and contrasting different views in the literature
  • Prepare a plan of your literature review to discuss in the Week 4 Tutorial

💡 Additional Information

To help you complete this assignment successfully, the following resources have been provided. These include:

  • Marking Rubric to understand the assessment criteria (in Resources)
  • Checklist: How to write a Literature Review that provides a step-by-step guide for completing this assignment (below)
  • Literature Review Structure which you can use to plan and structure your submission (in Resources)
  • Literature Review Tip Sheet which has more information about finding and evaluating sources (in Resources)
  • Literature Review Example to review before you begin writing (in Resources)

✅ Checklist: How to write a Literature Review

Copy and paste this checklist into the Notes tab in Cadmus. Mark off items as you step through the process of writing your essay.

Step 1 - Background

Step 2 - Select Literature

    • Locate the main arguments
    • Evaluate the logic of the source
    • Decide on its relevance to the research topic

Step 3 - Plan

Step 4 - Draft

Step 5 - Write

    • Pro tip: write the introduction and conclusion last

Step 6 - Review

Marking Rubric
Literature Review Tip Sheet
Literature Review Structure
Example Literature Review