answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2008-09-22 14:34:37

Read with a purpose: you need to summarize the work you read but you must also decide which ideas or information are important to your research (so you can emphasize them), and which are less important and can be covered briefly or left out of your review. You should also look for the major concepts, conclusions, theories, arguments etc. that underlie the work, and look for similarities and differences with closely related work. This is difficult when you first start reading, but should become easier the more you read in your area. Write with a purpose: your aim should be to evaluate and show relationships between the work already done (Is Researcher Y's theory more convincing than Researcher X's? Did Researcher X build on the work of Researcher Y?) and between this work and your own. In order to do this effectively you should carefully plan how you are going to organize your work. A lot of people like to organize their work chronologically (using time as their organizing system). Unless developments over time are crucial to explain the context of your research problem, using a chronological system will not be an effective way to organize your work. Some people choose to organize their work alphabetically by author name: this system will not allow you to show the relationships between the work of different researchers, and your work, and should be avoided!

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

How do you write a methodology?

i think writing an methodology is by knowing what your topic is and what it is to do with your topic and what you need to do to make your topic what it is supposed to be


What does explain the purpose of your overview mean?

It means that if you are writing an overview then you have to say what the reason for it is. E.g. The purpose of this overview is to find out which came first -the chicken or the egg...


What are the 7 steps to writing an experiment report?

# Title # Abstract # Introduction # Materials and methods # Results # Discussion # Literature cited


What has the author Janet E Gardner written?

Janet E. Gardner has written: 'Bedford Anthology of World Literature V1 & V2 & V3 & Writing about Literature' '12 Plays and Writing about Literature A Portable Guide' '12 Plays & 40 Short Stories 2e & Writing About Literature' 'Writing about literature' -- subject(s): Handbooks, manuals, Criticism, Academic writing, Rhetoric, Literature, Theory, History and criticism, English language, Authorship 'Making Literature Matter and CD-Rom Literactive and Writing about Literature' 'Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms 2e & Writing about Literature & LiterActive' 'Literature A Portable Anthology and Bedford Handbook 6e paper with 2003 MLA' 'Rape of the Lock & Writing about Literature' '40 Short Stories and Writing about Literature Portable Guide' 'Bedford Anthology of World Literature V6 & Writing About Literature' 'Writing About Literature & Mythologies' 'Literature A Portable Anthology and CD-Rom Literactive and Research and' 'The 12 Plays and Bedford Guide to the Research Process' 'Enlightenment and Louis XIV and Writing about Literature'


What were John Steinbeck's accomplishments in writing?

Nobel Prize, for his great writing in Literature. Nobel Prize, for his great writing in Literature.


What has the author Marilyn P Arnone written?

Marilyn P. Arnone has written: 'Mac, Information Detective, in the Case Of-- The Strangest Dinosaur That Never Was' 'Mac, Information Detective, in The Curious Kids-- digging for answers' -- subject(s): Information retrieval, Juvenile literature, Methodology, Research 'Mac, Information Detective, in-- the Curious Kids and why dolphins visit Curiosity Creek' -- subject(s): Information retrieval, Juvenile literature, Methodology, Report writing, Research 'MAC, information detective, in the case of-- curious kids and the squiggly question' -- subject(s): Information retrieval, Juvenile literature, Methodology, Research


What is a type or classification of writing in literature is called?

Another genre (distinctive type of writing in literature) is the short story.


Where can one learn about how to write a literature review?

There are many places where one would be able to learn about writing literature reviews. One could visit sites such as "Writing" for lessons on writing literature reviews.


What is literature in English and English in literature?

Literature in English is the writing written in English, but English in literature is the overall English literature that there is in the general category of "literature."


What makes a poem American literature?

what makes a writing american literature


Fictional literature means what?

Literature is creative, or published writing; and fiction is not true so fictional literature will mean a piece of writing that is not true or, in other words, a 'novel'.


What is the difference between fiction and literature?

Fiction is a type of literature. Literature is any kind of writing and/or reading. Fiction is writing that is made-up; Nonfiction is only true facts, like a magazine article. So, since Fiction is a type of writing, it is also part of literature.


What are the definitions of literature?

Writing,etc.


What is the difference between conceptual and theoretical literature?

Theoretical literature is scholarly writing or academic writing. Conceptual literature means articles or books that are written by authorities who give their ideas or opinions.


What is samurai writing and literature?

samurai writing and literature was expressed through haiku poems: 3 lines of 5,7,5 syllables forming 17 syllables all together. Writing and literature was very important in there culture back in the Fujiwara days


Are Literacy and Literature the same?

no litercy is the study of language and literature is writing poems etc


What literature doesLouis Sachar love?

Writing Elder Childrens Literature Such As The Book "Holes"


How has literature changed over time?

literature has become more for our enjoyment then academical writing


What period was dickens writing in?

victorian literature


When using hexagonal writing to narrow a topic which is not an angle from which to look at a piece of literature?

An introduction is not an angle from which to look at a piece of literature when using hexagonal writing.


What has the author Beatriz Rivera-Barnes written?

Beatriz Rivera-Barnes has written: 'Reading and writing the Latin American landscape' 'Reading and writing the Latin American landscape' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Literature and society, Latin American literature, Conservation of natural resources in literature, Philosophy of nature in literature, Nature in literature, Ecocriticism, Ecology in literature 'Reading and writing the Latin American landscape' -- subject(s): History and criticism, Literature and society, Latin American literature, Conservation of natural resources in literature, Philosophy of nature in literature, Nature in literature, Ecocriticism, Ecology in literature


What is imperative writing?

Imperative writing is a works of writing in which it gives advice or instructions. These can be a number of different types of literature.


Colonial literature may be divided into two categories writing by the and writing by the?

colonizers; colonized


What is contemporary prose in writing?

Contemporary prose in writing is a pencraft in the literature of 20th century


How are computers used in the field of literature?

Computers can be used in the field of Literature for writing and editing books as well as publishing online, including blogging and article writing.