Review And Understand The Assignment

Academic writing to summarize a literature review requires forethought and organizational skills. Very few scholar-practitioners produce only one draft of a paper, and most start with an outline to identify the points to include in the paper and the ordering of these points. Typically, outlines are revised during the process of writing.

During this assignment, you will practice using an outline format to list the major content areas that you plan to include in your Final Project and the subtopics within these. You will also practice organizing the order of these major content areas and subtopics within these. The purpose of this assignment is to develop a formal plan for your paper in the form of an outline and receive feedback from your instructor. Next week, you will have the option of revising the outline you submit to your instructor during this week’s assignment and resubmitting the rewrite next week.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Final Project instructions.
  • Review your Final Project case study and focus subject choices.
  • Review your scholarly references pertaining to the case study.

Submit by Day 7 a comprehensive outline that lists and explains the topics you intend to address in your Final Project, along with the way in which you plan to organize these topics. Use complete sentences and follow APA format for in-text reference citations and a reference list.


















Final Project: Source Strategies

Jailya Wooden

Walden University









I have selected the Jodi Arias murder case. The case was about Jodi who took her ex- lover’s life by stabbing him 27 times and later shooting him. At first, she pretended to have no idea about what happened to her ex-lover and pleaded not guilty, but after the discovery of images of her and the ex-lover few hours before he died she changed the story.

I am going to use several strategies when conducting this literature and finding peer-reviewed articles. The first strategy is based on following the six steps involved in the literature review process (Webster & Watson, 2016). These steps include formulating the research questions and objectives, searching the extant literature, screening for inclusion, assessing the quality of primary studies, extracting data and finally analyzing it. For this process to be a success, all these steps should be followed, since each step plays a certain role in the next step. The first step which is formulating the research questions, I am going to develop the search terms to avoid searching for things that are not relevant to the research. These terms will be based on Jodi and her ex-lover. In the second step which is searching the extant literature, I will focus on finding sources such as diaries that will help me identify what truly happened between Jodi and her ex-lover before they separated (Edwards, 2018). In the third step, I will screen the inclusion then later assess the quality of the first studies which will guide me in extracting data that I will finally analyze.

The other strategy is based on sticking to the purpose of the research. I will focus on the case study and avoid wasting time on things that won’t help me with the case study (Leary & Kowalski, 2017). The last strategy is avoiding predatory publishers and journals when I will be carrying out the case study.





Edwards, J. R. (2018). Person-job fit: A conceptual integration, literature review, and methodological critique. John Wiley & Sons.

Leary, M. R., & Kowalski, R. M. (2017). Impression management: A literature review and a two-component model. Psychological Bulletin107(1), 34.

Webster, J., & Watson, R. T. (2016). Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: Writing a literature review. MIS quarterly, xiii-xxiii.