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ONLINE & INTERACTIVE: Jumpstart your literature review writing (Humanities and Social Sciences)

For this interactive session you will do your thesis writing/reading in real time, during the session, and engage with the facilitator and participants about what you write, using questions and answers with the facilitator, and by posting thesis text in the Zoom chat


Whether you have just registered, are starting out, have not written a word yet, or want to know more about literature reviews, for Honours, Masters and PhD degree students at any stage of their writing are welcome to our online workshop.


Input on what a literature review is, and how to decide what sort of one to construct, within your thesis. You will be guided in the use of the Scopus search tool, to find peer reviewed articles for your literature review. Students are then facilitated and guided to start writing the review. The writing will raise issues and questions and the facilitator will assist students with these to develop confidence in writing the literature review.


There will be a brief overview of some techniques and tools for mapping the “shape” of the literature – finding out when your topic was written about and how the literature developed over time, in what countries or disciplines – and identifying the most highly cited or most prolific writers on your topic and the key journals discussing that topic. This knowledge will help you tell the story of the development of literature on this topic.


Please bring: your thesis topic/direction/keywords/argument & assumptions
Electronic & downloaded copies of peer reviewed key texts for review or printed copies of these articles.


How to Book:

Click on the 'Begin Registration' tab and complete the sections below.


Closer to the time, registered participants will be sent a link to the online workshop via e-mail. Please be sure to check your e-mail address with which you registered to receive these details, along with other important information.

Thursday, August 12, 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bastienne Klein (Academic mentor)
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 42 seats available.

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Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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