Research Process Step 1: Synthesis writing is a written discussion that draws on one or more sources. In an academic synthesis, you make explicit the relationships that you have inferred among separate sources. Go beyond summary to make judgments – judgments based, of course, on critical reading of the sources. Go beyond the critique of individual sources to determine the relationship among them.
Recommended length: 4-5 pages, double-spaced in 12pt font. APA Format.
Research Step One Instructions
Using as many sources from your Annotated Bibliography as are applicable to your research question:
Step One-Synthesis-the act of merging at least two sources of research into a coherent analysis/argument.