Explanatory Synthesis

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Today Syntheses (Focus: explanatory) Recap: Outline Thesis Exercise: “The Car of the Future?”
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Explanatory Synthesis References Behrens, L., & Rosen, L. J. (2010). A sequence for academic writing ( 4th ed.). New York: Pearson Longman.
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Recommendation: As you listen to this presentation, think about the ways it applies to your research paper.
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What is a Synthesis? According to Behrens and Rosen, a synthesis is a written discussion that draws on two or more sources . It … depends on your ability to infer relationships among sources… (87)
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Accordingly, before you synthesize, … … you must understand your sources; you must be able to summarize them. You must make judgments based on your critical reading . You must be selective when choosing information from each source
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Where do we find syntheses? ACADEMIC WRITING : Analysis papers Research papers Argument papers Essay exams ( Sequence 88)
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Where do we find syntheses? WORKPLACE WRITING: Newspaper and magazine articles Position papers and policy briefs Business plans Memos and letters Web sites ( Sequence 88)
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Select a topic and determine the purpose for writing Locate sources relevant to your topic Choose only the parts of the sources
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Kimmet during the Spring '07 term at George Mason.

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