For this assignment, gather three sources you will use in your final paper. Sources may include those cited in previous assignments. The purpose of the synthesis paper is to blend different and similar ideas together into a reasoned argument. You will need to use APA documentation and in-text citations, as well as submit a References list. Remember, your purpose is to blend the three sources into a coherent whole that supports your argument and working thesis, not to talk about each source individually and separately. In this, use summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting.
|Read all the sources for a broad overview of the material.|
Determine (this info will NOT be
written in the final of the assignment) the elements each source
has in common with the other sources
|Decide what points of your own you want to get across to your readers.|
|Locate in the sources information that you can use to develop each of your points.|
|Draft your Synthesis Essay by making your thesis and argumentation the center of your writing effort. In order to give evidence for your argument, provide quotations, paraphrases, and summaries of relevant supporting information from your sources.|
|750 to 1250 words|
|Double spaced, serif font, 12 point font|
|APA format in References List|
Introduction included that sets forth
This is worth 5% of your final grade and will be graded for critical and original thought; proper use of paraphrase, summary, and quotation (keep quotation to a maximum of three quotes); documentation style; thoroughness; and language mechanics.