Does the review of literature build on the research problem, purpose, and question for the research study?
Is the review of the literature thorough? Does it include major studies on the topic? Does it include recent research? Are studies from other related disciplines included, if appropriate?
Does the review rely on appropriate material (mainly primary source articles)?
Is the review merely a summary of existing work, or does it critically appraise and compare key studies? Does the review identify important gaps in the literature?
Is the review well organized? Is the development of ideas clear?
Does the review use appropriate language suggesting the tentativeness of prior findings? Is the review objective? Does the author paraphrase, or is there an overreliance on quotes from original sources?
Does the review support the need for the study?