Not an essay or a research paper - just part of the research paper.
- not state your idea
- not prove your idea
1. Major works published about your narrow topic - change in context for FM
2. This literature is reviewed - snap shot of the major outcomes or themes
3. Show relationships between those snapshots
Improve understanding of the topic area.
Demonstrate that knowledge.
Reader service - summarise - bring the reader up-to-date on the research.
Ready to start at the current point - where you are sitting your research.