Literature Review

Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission Assignment
Length and references
The Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission Assignment must be at least 8–10 full and complete pages of original discussion and narrative, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, that utilizes at least 12 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals, published within the past 5 years. References may not come from websites, blogs, newspapers, books, textbooks, dictionaries, conference proceedings, magazines, dissertations or theses. Strict conformance to current APA standards must be provided for in-text citations, references, headings, grammar, spelling and mechanics.
The student will use information from the Literature Review: Part 2 – Annotated Bibliography (attached)  to develop and write the Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission; however, the Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission is a new, separate assignment with distinct requirements. The Literature Review: Part 2 – Annotated Bibliography must not be pasted into the Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission. 
General format and sequence
Title Page
Abstract
Introduction (At least 1 page, Level 1 heading)
Findings (At least 6 pages, organized under Level 1 and Level 2 headings)
Each article review should be 2–3 paragraphs. The following should be provided in the student’s own original words:
a) the theoretical model and/or conceptual model used by the author(s) of the article.
b) a description of whether the article is a quantitative study or qualitative article.
c) the research methodology used, and a description of the sample size and demographics if the study is quantitative.
d) the research findings reported by the author(s) of the article.
e) the conclusions of the author(s) of the article.
f) multiple in-text citations of the article using the author-date citation method required by the APA format.
Conclusions and Recommendations (At least 1 page, Level 1 heading)
References
Each of the 12 references must be discussed in the narrative, and correctly cited in the narrative. 
Paraphrase – Do not quote
The paper must not be a series of quotations. It is the student’s skills in critical analysis and scholarly discussion that are being evaluated in this assignment; therefore, quotations should be kept to an absolute minimum. Zero quotations are preferred. The ideas, concepts, and findings located in the 12 scholarly articles should be paraphrased in the student’s own words, correctly cited. 
Headings
The content must be organized under headings in accordance with the APA format. As a general rule, Level 1 and Level 2 headings will be used in this assignment. 
Mechanics
All pages of all assignments, including the title page and reference list, must be double-spaced and typed in 12-point Times New Roman fonts with one-inch margins on all four sides. MS Word files only. The Literature Review must meet the standards of the current edition of the APA manual for in-text citations, references, headings, grammar, spelling and mechanics. 
DO NOT submit to turnitin!
Resources
There are several resources provided by the Academic Success Center and Online Writing Center websites for you to consult. Direct links to these sites are provided on the Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission Assignment page under the Literature Review Resources. 
· APA 7th Template (Graduate/Doctoral)
· APA 7th Sample Paper (Graduate)
Literature Reviews: A Guide