If you find all this confusing, your best bet is to just summarize the paragraph.
If your teacher wants a specific essay structure, you will probably want to end your paragraphs with a sentence that summarizes the main point, or in the intro, your thesis statement.
If you have more freedom you might focus on leading naturally into the ideas of the next paragraph or you may end the paragraph when you feel you have made your point.
It might be a silly question really - it's more for reassurance. They can be shorter, or longer, but that's about the ideal length he believes, both for the writer to make them properly structured and work well, and for the reader to digest.
That's the length all mine came in at, give or take a bit, but that's as much coincidence and happenstance as by design! I guess in the end its what makes it readable - put yourself in the place of the poor external who has to wade through it all.
My thesis is going to have an introduction/lit review chapter but each chapter in the main body will have its own mini review. My work is dastardly mixed methods that integrates a lot of different techniques and that is reflected in the literature review.
As Joyce says, I'm going to divide it up into separate chapters - it makes the most sense - and just make sure it flows and reads okay.Obviously you can always still summarise the review.My gut feeling would be that if your theoretical framework is about 7 pages, that the literature review should be something similar, perhaps 7 - 15 pages?I realised that my actual source material (data) varied a lot in quantity for different chapters because of the methodology I'd used.Plus some chapters were able to answer my main research questions ok in a relatively small wordcount, so after that I was in danger of duplicating what I'd said just to pad it out for equal chapter lengths.The thing is, my lit review chapter is a hundred pages long and a theoretical framework chapter only 7 pages long. Dunleavy has things to say about this in his "Authoring a Ph D" book.So, I'd just like to ask, for anyone who's writing chapters at the moment, how many words or pages they are tending to be. Generally he recommends that chapters come in at about 10,000 words.The final paragraph of an essay is what ties the piece together into a single, cohesive whole.Coming up with a good ending can be tricky, but understanding what elements it should and shouldn’t have will help you craft a stellar conclusion worthy of nothing less than an A .' Hmm, whatever they mean by that, it doesn't feel like it to me!yeah - but I have just written my lit review and I am starting my 3rd year - so I am sure she will just say I need to stop writing rubbish and get on with it lol.