It adds to your understanding of the subject while you develop skills in information seeking and critical appraisal.
Before finding the material to research, the first step is to decide what topic you will be examining and the issues in relation to it.
The second step is to skim through the literature you’ve selected, evaluating the information.
This is not an in depth study of each piece of literature at this stage.
The structure is like other academic papers with an introduction, a main body and a conclusion.
You must also cite your sources correctly, using either the MLA or APA format, as appropriate.
It isn’t practical or necessary to analyze all the articles, books, reports and other written works about a topic.
It only includes the most pertinent writings to your assignment.
Chart out the way you will organize the information you have accumulated.
Formulate your thesis and then go on to write your paper.