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Health Psychology Literature Reviews: Step #4 Synthesizing Content

Step #4 -- Synthesizing Content

Some tips on how to organize your research:

  • Organize by topic and subtopic -- you can create subtopics to connect the ideas
  • Consider what the important points are that you want to talk about. Think about what areas you want to discuss and what pieces of the research you have collected will be used to support your conclusions.
  • Summarize the main points into a few sentences
  • Do an outline of the literature review -- Start with a topic heading and list supporting arguments and resources.  You can repeat this process for each of your topic headings.