Reveal to your reader why you made a decision to research this topic, problem, or issue, and why such research is needed. Explain any “gaps” in the research that is current this topic, and explain how your quest plays a part in closing that gap.
Whilst not always required, the literature review could be an important section of your introduction. An overview is provided by it of relevant research in your discipline. Its goal is always to provide a context that is scholarly your research question, and explain how your very own research fits into that context. A literature review is certainly not merely a summary of the sources you’ve found for the paper—it should synthesize the information gathered from those sources so that you can still demonstrate that work needs to be done.
Explain your selection criteria early on—why did you choose each of your sources? Continue reading “Within the first section of your paper, make an instance for your new research.”