Day_19_Source_Synthesis - Source Synthesis ESL 501 Defining...

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Source Synthesis ESL 501
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Defining Synthesis What does it mean to synthesize? Why is it important to synthesize sources in a literature review?
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Synthesis: to combine separate elements to form a whole A literature review should show that you have understanding about other works that are related to your research question. In a lit review, such understanding is demonstrated by: Making connections and clarifying relationships among the ideas of the source materials. Organizing the text topic-by-topic instead of source by source.
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Source Synthesis Examination Look at “Sample source synthesis” on moodle. What are the organizing principles of text A and text B? Which text synthesized the sources better? What are some characteristics that make a good source synthesis?
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Synthesizing tips To show that you have digested the information well organize all the information by topic instead of sources present the recurring ideas among sources. clarify the relationship between ideas in those sources One strategy to help you get organized: Drawing a grid!
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