Accessibility to Higher Education
The main purpose of a synthesis essay is to make insightful connections. Those connections can show the relationship(s) between parts of a work or even between two or more works. It is your job to explain why those relationships are important. In order to write a successful synthesis essay, you must gather research on your chosen topic, discover meaningful connections throughout your research, and develop a unique and interesting argument or perspective. A synthesis is not a summary. A synthesis is an opportunity to create new knowledge out of already existing knowledge, i.e., other sources. You combine, “synthesize,” the information in your sources to develop an argument or a unique perspective on a topic. Your thesis statement becomes a one-sentence claim that presents your perspective and identifies the new knowledge that you will create.
For this second synthesis paper, you will select one article from our text book The Electric Typewriter, and one article from an academic journal available through UNH’s library databases. As in the guided synthesis essay, the goal here is to produce new knowledge, to advance, complicate or refute an argument by combining concepts from two existing tests in a unique and original way. Papers are MLA formatted and include a works cited page (which does not count toward the length requirement) and should be a minimum of 1,300 words.PLEASE NO OUTSIDE SOURCES INSTEAD OF THE TWO ARTICLES. ALSO, Just make sure that you synthesize these articles to make your own argument, and don’t just try to do a ‘research’ style essay. THE FIRST ARTICLE: http://nymag.com/news/
title; Accessibility to Higher Education
length; 5 pages (1375 words)