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English 140
Writing About Science &
Technology
Agenda
Metaphors for Synthesis: Music Sampling
So what is Synthesis?
Synthesis vs. Analysis
Academic Synthesis Example - “...
“Sweet Nothin’s” by Brenda Lee,
1959
“Bound” by Ponderosa Twins Plus
One, 1971
“Aeroplane” by Wee, 1977
What do
these thre...
Do Hip Hop Artists Quote?
Yes! and they synthesize
too.
Conventions for borrowing
in music vs. conventions for
borrowing i...
Synthesis vs. Analysis
If analysis is about taking things apart….
Synthesis is about putting things together
2 types of sy...
Synthesis Example - “Lit Review”
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HnqKIeknUc-MUVRwJKmYpiG1N-
1nxBw02Macsr-1aMo/edit
Synthesis Matrix Activity
In groups of 2-3, work through the example literature review to locate
patterns the author has i...
Using the Synthesis Matrix for Project 2
How might you use the Synthesis Matrix for Your Project 2 - Synthesis Essay?
Thank You!
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  1. 1. English 140 Writing About Science & Technology
  2. 2. Agenda Metaphors for Synthesis: Music Sampling So what is Synthesis? Synthesis vs. Analysis Academic Synthesis Example - “Lit. Review” Synthesis Matrix Group Activity Groups Report Back Using the Synthesis Matrix for Project 2
  3. 3. “Sweet Nothin’s” by Brenda Lee, 1959 “Bound” by Ponderosa Twins Plus One, 1971 “Aeroplane” by Wee, 1977 What do these three songs have in common?
  4. 4. Do Hip Hop Artists Quote? Yes! and they synthesize too. Conventions for borrowing in music vs. conventions for borrowing in academic writing.
  5. 5. Synthesis vs. Analysis If analysis is about taking things apart…. Synthesis is about putting things together 2 types of synthesis: explanatory or exploratory argument Why do synthesis?
  6. 6. Synthesis Example - “Lit Review” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HnqKIeknUc-MUVRwJKmYpiG1N- 1nxBw02Macsr-1aMo/edit
  7. 7. Synthesis Matrix Activity In groups of 2-3, work through the example literature review to locate patterns the author has identified. ● What is the overall topic of the lit review? ● What are the main ideas covered in the lit review? ● How do the sources’ approaches to these main ideas differ? Fill out the synthesis matrix with what you find. Groups report back. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XemXo57gG4t- Dt67rqh5fOQY8tlvsk83mGFv_HM4BSE/edit
  8. 8. Using the Synthesis Matrix for Project 2 How might you use the Synthesis Matrix for Your Project 2 - Synthesis Essay?
  9. 9. Thank You!

Slides for a teaching demonstration on academic synthesis, to be presented during a Rollins College Campus Visit Interview.

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