In the previous assignment, you created a draft of the body of the literature review for your potential research. Once the body of a chapter is completed, the introduction and summary follow naturally in the writing process. In this assignment, you will draft the introduction and summary of the review of the literature for your potential study.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

· Refer to the most current dissertation prospectus template in the DC ( for details and criteria for literature review (Chapter 2).

· Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.


Draft the Introduction to your literature review (Chapter 2). The Introduction should include, among other items, an opening sentence that describes the topic to be investigated, a description of the importance of the topic to the field, and a summary of the themes to be addressed in chapter (the literature review).

Revise the draft literature review that you created in the previous assignment incorporating the feedback from your instructor.

Draft the Summary to your literature review. Among other ideas, the Summary should note the conflicting information (tensions) and omitted information (gaps) in the existing literature, describe how the study you are considering is new and different, and identify how your study will add scholarly value to the field of study.