Literature Review Instructions
The purpose of this Literature Review is for you to create a scholarly piece of graduate-level research and writing that conforms to current APA format. Competency in APA format is required of all business graduates of Liberty University, as set forth by the policy of both the Graduate Faculty and the administration.
You will research and write a Literature Review of at least 3,000 words (excluding the title page, abstract, and references page) on a topic you will select from a list provided by your instructor.
(My topic approved for the Literature Review is: – Workplace Violence)
Your paper must be written in strict conformance to current APA format and must reference at least 12 scholarly research articles. For assistance on how to identify scholarly sources, refer to the Liberty University Research Portal tutorials by clicking here. (http://www.liberty.edu/library/defining-databases-and-journals/)
You have 4 days to research and write your paper. Your Literature Review will be a comprehensive thematic review of the scholarly literature related to your topic.
Submit your Literature Review by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.
Important Points to Consider
· It is highly recommended that you download and read the instructions to avoid any stress created by issues that are the result of waiting until the last minute.
· A SafeAssign draft submission link is provided for you to use to improve the originality score of your paper prior to your final submission.
· Since this is a graduate-level Literature Review, you must use 3 headings in current APA format throughout your paper.
Paraphrasing vs. Plagiarism
Some students do not fully understand the difference between plagiarism and paraphrasing. Paraphrasing is when you take a source or someone else’s idea and say it in your own words. When you paraphrase, you must still give the author’s name, date, title of the source, the scholarly journal it came from, and the exact website address or book.
However, when you directly quote a source, it must have quotation marks around the quote, or (if 40 words or more) it must be set in block quotation format. Give detailed information of where you acquired the quote.
For the purpose of this academic paper, adhere to the following rules when quoting or using a source:
· Do not directly quote more than 120 words from any 1 source.
· If the source is 2,000 words or less, do not directly quote more than 50 words from the source.
· When quoting or paraphrasing, do not use the same source more than 3 times within the whole document.
· Quotes must contain the section (if provided) and paragraph or page numbers of the quote, and this information must be placed on the references page.
· In all instances, use current APA guidelines for citations and references.
This paper must not be a series of quotations. You may email your instructor with any questions regarding the Literature Review.
You may find the following web sites helpful for understanding what a literature review is and how to write one:
Examine several published literature reviews so you can familiarize yourself with what a literature review is and how it is set up.
Below are 2 published literature reviews from the Jerry Falwell Library databases that will help you understand the major assignment for this course.
Morgeson, F. P., DeRue, D. S., & Karam, E. P. (2010). Leadership in teams: A functional approach to understanding leadership structures and processes. Journal of Management, 36(1), 5–39. Doi:10.1177/0149206309347376
Stewart, G. L., Courtright, S. H., & Manz, C. C. (2011). Self-leadership: A multilevel review. Journal of Management, 37(1), 185–222. Doi:10.1177/0149206310383911
Literature Review Grading Rubric
Criteria – Structure and Length
Points Possible – 0 to 55
· Introduction, body, and conclusions/recommendations are included and reflect thoughtful analysis.
· The Literature Review consists of at least 3,000 words (excluding the title page, abstract, and references page).
· References to at least 12 scholarly research articles are included.
Criteria – Content
Points Possible – 0 to 145
· Subject area is clearly discussed with well-organized patterns.
· Summary and synthesis are combined.
· Graduate-level writing is used.
Criteria – Current APA Format
Points Possible – 0 to 40
· Current APA style title page is included.
· Current APA style abstract is included.
· Citations are in current APA format.
· Current APA style references page is included and cites all sources (at least 12) utilized in the review.
· Proper use of 3 APA level headings is demonstrated in the body of the paper.
Total Marks is 240
If the Score is less than A+, the money has to be returned. This is the Most important paper with most number of points. Please follow every single instructions else do not send handshake if A+ is not GUARANTEED!!