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4 Fundamental Tips For Writing A Term Paper Literature Review

If you’ve already selected the topic on which you have to write a term paper literature review your job becomes much easier. You should be aware of your target audience which in this case should be your examiner.

Since it is an academic paper, you have to be very careful and ensure that your work is free of errors and is well written so that it fetches you the best grades. You must go through a good number of papers related to your topic submitted recently by students. This would, however, be possible if there is enough material available easily.

Here are four fundamental tips for writing a term paper literature review:

  1. It is important to search again and again so that you can download relevant papers from the Internet. You must make a list of such topics so that you can continue with the search once, twice or even thrice. It may be possible that you may not be able to access the PDF of all relevant literature you might want. Therefore, you need to find out alternate ways to access these papers. Using paper management system is always of help as this lets you get rid of irrelevant papers.
  2. It is important to write as you read as you cannot remember which piece of information you connected to go from which source. If you jot down to the interesting pieces of information as you continue to read, at the end you will have already created a rough draft of your review paper. Of course, you will need to rethink, restructure and rewrite, but this will help you avoid the problem of ending up with a blank page after others of reading.
  3. Depending on the time you have and availability of material and you can decide on writing a mini or full length review. But, whatever be the size, it is best to be focused. Experts also advised to make your review relevant to a broader audience, especially, if the topic you are reviewing holds importance to the students of other disciplines.
  4. Ensure that your review helps the reader to figure out the major achievements in the field that has been reviewed, the debatable aspects, and understand the research questions that arise. It is not possible to get a review that may be satisfying on all of these fronts. If your paper is a big one, you can take the help of co-authors who can help you give a logical structure to your paper.

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