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Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
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Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
Synthesis part1
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  • 1. Synthesis<br />Short Essay #3<br />
  • 2. What is a Synthesis?<br /> A synthesis is a written discussion that draws on two or more sources.<br /> It depends upon your ability to infer relationships among sources.<br />
  • 3. Synthesis<br />
  • 4. How do we commit [sin]thesis?<br /> First, we summarize our sources.<br /> Second, we make judgments of our sources based on a critical reading.<br /> Third, we reach conclusions based on the quality and validity of these sources and whether we agree or disagree.<br /> And finally, now that we have more than one source, we need to determine relationships among our sources<br />
  • 5. It all depends on your purpose…<br />Locate sources relevant to your topic<br />Select only those parts that will fulfill your purpose<br />Relate selected parts to each other<br />How you make use of each source depends on your purpose<br />Thus, you need to understand fully your purpose before pursuing a research project<br />
  • 6. Where do we find written syntheses?<br />Analysis papers<br />Research papers<br />Argument papers<br />Essay exams<br />Newspaper and magazine articles<br />Position papers<br />Business plans<br />Memos and letters<br />Websites<br />
  • 7. Note how the purpose in the following writing assignments differ:<br />Evaluate the author’s treatment of the Civil War<br />Determine if the civil war was fought for moral or economic reasons<br />Compare and contrast the technology of warfare used during the civil war with what was used a century earlier<br />Discuss the use of photography during the Civil War<br />
  • 8. Using your sources effectively<br /> If students used the same sources for the civil war assignments, they would most likely synthesis unique parts of the sources because their purpose is not the same.<br />
  • 9. Two Types of Synthesis <br />Explanatory ---objective is to offer information<br />Argument ---objective is to persuade or convey opinion or interpretation<br />
  • 10. Argument or Explanatory <br />
  • 11. Argument or Explanatory?<br />
  • 12. The Argument Synthesis is Persuasive<br />
  • 13. Elements of an Argument<br />Claim- a proposition or conclusion that you are trying to prove<br />Support – comes in the form of fact or expert opinion<br />Assumption-an underlying belief or principal about some aspect of the world and how it operates<br /> Your assumption links your supporting evidence to your claim<br /> Assumptions tend to be general and unstated<br />
  • 14. Write a claim, support and assumptions for the both sides of the argument regarding CMC:<br />CMC-Computer-mediated communication (p60-61)<br />
  • 15. Exercise 3.1 Practicing Claim, Support and Assumption<br />Present to the class a claim with support and assumptions for an argument that you are passionate about.<br />Also, present to the class an opposite claim on the same topic include support and assumptions for the claim<br />Hint: Go online to find the information or use essays in our text.<br />Results: You will present your results to the class in the form of a comment posted to this blog entry.<br />
  • 16. Your Assignment<br />You will find the guidelines for writing a synthesis on pages 58-59.<br />You can select one of the Synthesis Activities in your text or you may design a project of your choosing as long as it involves synthesis.<br />800- 1000 words<br />Two outside sources<br />

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