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Literature Review and Plagiarism

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What are common practices in writing literature reviews to avoid because they are forms of plagiarism?

What should be done instead? How would you organize your literature before writing a lit review?

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The solution gives tips on avoiding plagiarism while writing a literature review.

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When you write a literature review, you are writing a summary of what other people have written on a certain topic. You should either organize your literature review chronologically (do this if thoughts on the topic have varied over time; start by writing about what the experts thought a long time ago, and end by discussing recent work on the topic) or by theme (subdivide the main topic into several subtopics; for each subtopic, discuss the literature pertaining to that subtopic). ...

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