Introduction The literature review provides an opportunity to examine published information based upon your topic and supports the need for conducting your study. It is the literature review that helps determine if your topic a) has already been researched, b) shows methodological techniques utilized to design your study, or c) needs to be revised. Upon completion of the literature review, the specific questions or hypothesis should be clearer to the researcher. The literature review should be divided into as many sections as the study has topics. For example, the study titled “Institutional Support Systems Necessary for Teacher Education Faculty Members to Develop Electronic Teaching Portfolios for Promotion and Tenure” would likely start with an outline of these sections: Literature Review Institutional Support and Training Teacher Education Electronic (Teaching) Portfolios Promotion and Tenure (not necessarily in the order of the title). Each section contains the important and seminal studies in the field. Activity Instructions A solid literature review section gives your reader the faith that you know the previous research that informs your own work and that your study will fit into the flow of that broader work. Refer to APA 6th Edition 2.05 and Figure 2.1. There should be 8 to 10 references that clearly set the direction of the study. You must place your work into the context of the work of others. As you develop the literature review consider asking questions like these: What is the specific thesis, problem or research question the literature review helps to define? What type of literature review is conducted? Am I looking at issues of theory? Methodology? Policy? Quantitative research? Qualitative research? What is the overall quality of my literature review? What type of publications are used (i.e. journals, books, government documents, current media)? How can I critically analyze the discovered literature? Did I compare them and not simply summarize the information? Did I discuss the strengths and weakness of previous studies? Have I considered, cited, and discusses research contrary to my study? Is the information presented relevant, appropriate, and useful? Did I avoid using first person style (I, me, we, they, etc.)? Did I incorporate APA Style 6th edition formatting? You are required to create the submission in a Word document using APA 6th Edition for the title page settings, table settings, paragraph settings, margins, spacing, headings, paging, font style and size, and all general rules for citations. The assignment requires that you utilize SafeAssign before you submit. Additional Note General websites are NOT allowed for this assignment; ONLY peer-reviewed journal articles, institutional documents, or other credible sources may be used Writing Requirements (APA format) 6-8 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page 1-inch margins Double spaced 12-point Times New Roman font Title page Headings and Paging References page – Minimum 8-10 sources Do not use first person style (avoid words such as I, me, we, they) DO NOT use Wikipedia, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or websites ending with .com APA Style 6th ed.