Themes should be drawn from readings in the weeks assigned for each literature review. Tips for writing a good literature review: Take notes on the readings as you are reading. Summarize each article and note important points and quotes (with citations). Pay attention to similar themes between the readings for the selected weeks - this will be the basis of your paper. How do the articles connect to each other? Compare and contrast the arguments. Choose an overall theme/topic for your literature review and formulate an argument (your thesis statement). Your Literature Review should include the following: Introduction: Introduce your topic and your argument. What is your paper about? What topics and sub-topics will you review? Body: This should be split up into sections. Including titles for each section will aid in your writing, as you will know where to include certain information/articles/arguments. It will also improve your papers ease of readability. Conclusion: Summarize the points raised in your paper. Discuss the significance of your topic. Why is this important for scholars and students of Transnational Africa & Globalization? Identify where gaps exist in how a problem has been researched to date.