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Have a look at these sentences from your paper:
Chronic mental illness may be extremely difficult for family units to handle given the adverse
social stigmas, which exist regarding the disease in most communities across the globe today.
Chronic severe mental illness in family members could result in almost constant monitoring
and care, depending on the intensity and the illness.
Your introduction provides the necessary background information that your reader needs to know
about your topic. The introduction does its function to set the stage for your essay. Keep up the good
Making sure that the thesis carries the overall idea of your literature review on chronic mental
illnesses will give you a good thesis. Remember that the thesis has to present a 1-2 sentences
summary of your work. Look at your current thesis below:
Most of the literature that surrounds mental illnesses in the families is psychology based. In
addition, there is a resilient need for communication-based explorations to better comprehend
This thesis is telling that most of the literature is psychology-based, and what is needed to understand
the topic. It doesn’t really tell what your sources revolve on, Sharada. Remember that a literature
review is organized based on the ideas from the sources and not the sources themselves. Since the
thesis needs to express clearly what the paper is about, you need to make sure that it carries the
central idea of your sources. What is the theme about chronic mental illnesses that you want to focus
on in this literature review? What are issues that connect the ideas of your sources together? What
particular perspective on the materials would you like to present in your review? For instance, here’s a
sample thesis below:
Recent studies about bigamy show that people are starting to accept this phenomenon as a
subject worthy of academic consideration.