Because writing a literature review is a task with specific standard requirements that are different from those of other academic writing assignments, students may benefit from referring to literature review how-to materials that describe the various components of reviews and how to execute them well. One may find a literature review how-to through consulting the instructor of the course, the help desk at the university library, or online academic resources. However, no matter which literature review how-to the student finds, it is likely to describe four review elements: introduction, summary of the work, analysis of the work, and conclusion. . .
13. Include a title on your proposal. I'm amazed at how often the title is left for the end of the student's writing and then somehow forgotten when the proposal is prepared for the committee. A good proposal has a good title and it is the first thing to help the reader begin to understand the nature of your work. Use it wisely! Work on your title early in the process and revisit it often. It's easy for a reader to identify those proposals where the title has been focused upon by the student. Preparing a good title means: