The aim of a literature review is to show your reader (your tutor) that you have read, and have a good grasp of, the main published work concerning a particular topic or question in your field. A minimum of 3 relevant peer reviewed journal articles to be included. It is very important to note that your review should not be simply a description of what others have published in the form of a set of summaries, but should take the form of a critical discussion, showing insight and an awareness of differing arguments, theories and approaches. It should be a synthesis and analysis of the relevant published work, linked at all times to your own purpose and rationale. Assessment criteria: These express the criteria against which achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed: Clarity of Expression: proof read, spell checked, grammar and academic expression Introduction: brief, clear overview of the area under review Content and its accuracy: Accurate information that draws from a range of literature. A minimum of 3 journal articles to be included. Information relevancy to problem objectives: literature included is relevant to the set literature review question and is used effectively to address the set question. Structure: logical progression between points and sections Argument: evidence-based argument that is clearly presented (e.g. includes references from appropriate sources to support argument). Different perspectives considered that demonstrates insight into differing points-of-view. Conclusions: Draws appropriate conclusions based on the evidence presented. Citation and Referencing: Conforms to APA convention both in-text and reference list.