Writing the Literature Review
The literature review is typically 20 to 30 pages long. It is organized around the key themes that have emerged in your review. It is a good idea to work these themes into a visual representation indicating interaction among the various components. This visual will help organize your review.
Here are two samples of completed MA Thesis literature reviews: Sample 1 and Sample 2
Consult Chapter Dr. Bui's How to Write a Master's Thesis(2013) - Appendix D for Writing Tips (A Must Read!).
Here are four videos that will help you with this task:
- Organizing the literature review
- Introducing Sections
- Writing the research-based paragraph
- Writing the information-based paragraph
Organizing a Review of the Literature (5:08)
Introducing Sections (5:31)
Writing the Research-Based Paragraph (2:25)
Writing an Information-Based Paragraph (3:26)