Introduce the texts to be synthesized: Give the title of each source (following thecitation guidelines of the style sheet you are using i.e., MLA, APA, or ChicagoStyle);Provide the name of each author for eachsource;Provide pertinent background information aboutthe authors, about the texts to be summarized, and about the general topic fromwhich the texts are drawn.The body: Your organization will be determined by the assignment or bythe patterns you see in the material you are synthesizing (theme, point,similarity, or aspect of the topic).Theorganization is the most important part of a synthesis, so choose the mosteffective format for your topic.
is correct, double check and ask.
Summary of my discussion of plagiarism: Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty where you claim someone else's work that is often intentional, but sometimes unintentional if you're not paying close attention to how you use someone else's work.
Summary and Synthesis – What is the difference?
Do you own work, take good notes, pay attention to citations, and know the difference between summary, paraphrase, and patchwork.
Teachers tend to try to scare students with plagiarism, but it's really very easy to avoid, just stay alert.
If you have any questions at any time about whether a citation, paraphrase, etc.
SAMPLE DOCUMENTS: Sample synthesis summary
This section of the conclusion might come before the thesis statement or after it. Your conclusion should remind the reader of what your paper actually says! The best conclusion will include a synthesis, not just a summary—instead of a mere list of your major points, the best conclusion will draw those points together and relate them to one another so that your reader can apply the information given in the essay. Here are a couple of ways to do that:
Summary and Synthesis | Neupsy Key
(What you agree or disagree with.)
Identify specific sources typical of opposite lines of reasoning or to identify the range of thinking about the issue
Show several points of view for analyzing the issue based on differing course of action
Shows one or more significant relationships among sources
Techniques: compare and contrast
Example: pull in ideas and information from numerous authors with various ideas and approaches, in order to explain the consensus of a field.
Summary to Synthesis
Synthesizing is summarizing with a purpose.
The key to writing an effective synthesis is to show the relationship of sources- often different in kind and purpose
Also used to set a context for an argument
Synthesizing Warrants Article
This article shows how to take pieces of research from other sources that support and argue against your stand point to build on your point and support your topics.
What could a synthesis
be used for?
Introduction to a thesis
Serve as a basis for a much longer synthesis (quotes and paraphrasing)
Serve as a basis for a reflection on or a response to these authors; positions.
Once a summary accurately shows the overall point and purpose of a source, you can consider more fully what role it would best play in your project.
What is the difference between synthesis and a summary?
Selecting the sources that seem most relevant for appraising the context and significance of your inquiry.
Identify sources that provide background for your project and decide how much background is needed.
Identify sources that offer evidence for or against your arguments
Find sources that strongly agree or disagree with your standpoint
Explain how you are using each source to support your position.
This reviewing and synthesizing can help not only to organize the sources, but even more importantly, to reveal gaps in the research that should be filled.
Writing a Literature Review
Purposes of lit review
Many papers assigned in college courses are extended literature reviews
Some literature reviews serve as the introduction to a paper
Literature reviews used as evidence to explore and support claims
"Review essays" are published to summarize and evaluate the significant publications in a field
consider to whom and for what purpose you are presenting this information.
Pulls together information in order to highlight the importnat points
Re-iterates the information
Shows what the original authors wrote
Addresses one set of information at a time (Each source remains distinct)
Presents a cursory overview
Demonstrates an understanding of the overall meaning
Advanced reading technique
You pull together information not only to highlight the important points, but also to draw your own conclusions
Combines and contrasts information from different sources
Not only reflects your knowledge about what the original authors wrote, but also creates something new out of two or more pieces of writing
Combines parts and elements from a variety of sources into one unified entity
Focuses on both main ideas and details
Achieves new insight