literature review 437

Develop a 3- to 5-page literature review on the topic you chose to write in your annotated bibliography.

Ideally, you will create an annotated bibliography before beginning the writing process. The literature review serves as a rationale for potential future research papers. It will need to convey the greater health concern link raised by your project and include national data when possible.

For example, if you wanted to examine the impact physical activity has in blood pressure, you could link it to obesity, while also emphasizing current obesity rates. Make sure most of your statements are supported by research; this shows the audience that you have thoroughly investigated the problem and potential solutions and are basing this on research and not your opinions or feelings.