Teachers may ask you to write it to demonstrate your knowledge and comprehension of available information on a given subject.
You can achieve this goal by analyzing and synthesizing information to do the following: Check assignment questions or prompts and teachers’ criteria to understand what to highlight in your literature review. You can easily do it by defining what requirements ask you to do and what you’re planning to discover.
In addition to using the step-by-step guide that I have provided below, I also recommend that you (a) locate examples of literature reviews in your field of study and skim over these to get a feel for what a literature review is and how these are written (I have also provided links to a couple of examples at the end of these guidelines (b) read over other guides to writing literature reviews so that you see different perspectives and approaches: Some examples are: Read through the links provided below on APA guidelines so that you become familiar with the common core elements of how to write in APA style: in particular, pay attention to general document guidelines (e.g.
font, margins, spacing), title page, abstract, body, text citations, quotations.
Organize it as any other essay, take care of all references, and incorporate body paragraphs, concluding and introductory sections.
It’s not an annotated bibliography that lists one material after another.
In the sections from Step 6-9 what I have included is the outline of those steps exactly as described by Galvan.
I also provide links at the end of this guide to resources that you should use in order to search the literature and as you write your review.
Remember that professors can always advise you on that.
You may include five sources at your undergraduate level and more than fifty of them when composing a complex thesis. Write down all important bibliographical details when reading your sources of information, including their authors, titles, publication dates, and so on.