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The purpose of 'Collaborative Literature Review Matrix'

Create a discourse community whilst also sharpening close reading, research, summarizing, paraphrasing, and citation skills.

Activity description

  • Useful for
  • Preparation
  • How to do it
  • Duration
  • Adaptations

Preparation ahead of a class discussion about a certain topic when several readings have been assigned. Preparation ahead of a class discussion about a specific topic when students need to conduct their own research to select articles/sources. Preparation ahead of students writing a literature review as part of a research proposal or research paper.

Sharpens close reading, research, summarizing, paraphrasing, and citation skills.

Encourages content mastery.

Setting up a shared editable Google Doc or a Wiki within your LMS.

Adding a literature review matrix table (see below as an example).


Post preparation, make it clear how you’d like each student to contribute to the literature review matrix.

E.g. 1 entry in total or 1 entry per assigned article or multiple entries from an article they found about the topic through their individual research.

This is an asynchronous activity. It can run for as long as you need it to run.

  • Can be done synchronously during a class session.
  • Microsoft Word online and any other tool that lets multiple people work on the same document.

Main idea/argument 1[enter quote or paraphrase][enter quote or paraphrase] [enter quote or paraphrase] [enter quote or paraphrase]
Main idea/argument 2

Main idea/argument 3

Main idea/argument 4

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