Grouping content into themes

To answer assignment questions, you often need to group content from your readings into broad categories - often called themes. This helps you identify reoccurring topics across different readings.

Themes and sources

Showing your lecturer that you can identify themes in your academic writing is important because:

  • Themes focus on the big ideas and not just the people who have written about them, and
  • You can demonstrate deep understanding of the topic

Thematic paragraph