Literature reviews should bring together theories and results from a number of studies to describe the "big picture" of your area of research and provide the context for your thesis research study. Your literature review should be a compelling narrative about the research trails you followed, how they build up to your study hypothesis, and why your research study is original and important.
1. Introduction: summarizes your research topic and puts it into context
2. Body (organized by theme headings): presents the main arguments of your literature review, organized by theme. Prioritize and organize your themes and arguments to logically build the story you want to tell. Each of your themes should include the following sections:
3. Conclusion: final evaluation, summarizes what you learned, and how the themes you discussed build to your proposed thesis research study