You're sitting there surrounded by books and copies of articles that seem to be multiplying on their own and you don't know how to get started with the paper or even how to make sense out of all of this information. And the kids are knocking at your door and the paper is due in a week. So how do you get out of this mess?
A good way to review is to reread with your pen in hand so you can make margin notes and jot down the main ideas and main points of the argument. Review those margin notes.
As you can see, the first thing to do (the thing you should have done before starting your research) is to approach the research with a focused question or a tentative argument in mind. Then:
And calm down--the next time definitely will be easier, once you know the process and special considerations for writing a research paper.