Literature Review Approval Form
Specific Topic Due Date ___________________________________________________
Question to Investigate:
Teacher initials that three appropriate abstracts are attached: _______
Teacher Approval and Date
This semester honors science students are to do a literature review of a question that
relates to the curriculum. The review is to report what your search discovered about the
question. The report is to be 3-5 pages long and completed on a word processor with a
font of 12 in Arial or Times New Roman. The minimum parenthetical documentations
are five (5) and they must be from different sources. Encyclopedias are important for
research and can be used, and must be cited when used. However, for this report, the
encyclopedia will not count as one of the five sources. Only one (1) source can come
from the internet and the full internet article must be made available upon request by the
teacher. If additional internet sites are used, they must be cited appropriately, but they do
not count as one of the five. A works cited page and a cover page must accompany the
report. All information within the paper must be cited using parenthetical documentation
in MLA format.
Questions to investigate should relate to the curriculum. The question must be specific
and relate to recent research so a literature review can be produced, not a report. See the
handout distinguishing between the two.
The final literature review is due _____________________________________.
***If you are absent on the date this is due, you are REQUIRED to turn it in by the
end of your class period via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
15 points will be deducted for every day it is late.