The literature review of a research paper can be considered a preface to your work. It’s required for dissertations, theses, research proposals, etc. If you want to write a decent review, the following ten rules will assist you while working. The following video by David Taylor (University of Maryland University College) explains it also very well:
Review the stylistic guidelines.
There are many formatting demands, and they are usually strictly checked. Look through the stylistic guidelines and reread your text to avoid mistakes.
Pick the literature that will be reviewed.
Create a list of literature that played the greatest role in your studies. You can skip the materials of lesser importance, or describe them later.
Write firm reasons for reviewing the literature and the selection criteria.
You have to explain why you have chosen this material and ground your criteria for selection. The readers should see the methods that you have applied in order to form your research basis.