• Develop = evident that you used a structured review process to your literature search, reading thinking and analysis.

• Substantial = evident that you have thought about the literature and understood the issues involved and how they relate to practice.

• Identify the focus and aim(s) of your review

• Demonstrate how you carried out a substantial literature search – using a series of databases, terms, boundaries and what you found that was relevant

• Critique and consider the literature identified in terms of its relevance, validity, significance, legitimacy.

• Show you question what was read, reviewing research methods, the basis of explanations and opinions, and all aspects of the evidence that the review is based on.

• Draw comparisons that link theory to practice, identifying gaps, considering the relevance of evidence, the value of research designs, how the evidence relates to audit results, policies, guidelines etc.

• Create an appropriate structure for the review.

• Examine the context, link to policy, guidelines, relevant government documents etc

• Compare and contrast

• Relate theory to practice

• Summarise, and consider the quality of the evidence

• Developing points to create a progressive discussion to show how you made your judgement of the evidence

• Develop your debate based on your review aim(s) and sources of evidence

• Have a consistent critical commentary that sustains a logical argument.

• Create interest through to the end

• Identify conclusions based on your analysis and evaluation of the literature

• Develop appropriate recommendations

• Use all your academic writing skills

• Use tables or appendices etc. correctly and appropriately

• Use APA referencing correctly in and end text

• Stay within the word count

• Proof read for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors

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