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However, you should do so without directly referencing your research/reading/writing process with first-person pronouns.

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EXPLANATORY SYNTHESIS
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Purpose: Using the sources from your Proposal and Annotated Bibliography, along with the materials on synthesis writing from Unit 4, Part 1, write an explanatory synthesis that shows the relationships among sources on the same subject, noting how they agree, disagree, share similarities, and display differences. However, you should do so without directly referencing your research/reading/writing process with first-person pronouns.
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Subject: The subject of this essay is that which you selected in the Proposal and Annotated Bibliography.
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Research: Use the ten sources that directly relate to the topic and that meet the following criteria. Submit those articles to me for approval.
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Sources should be from approved academic sources, including texts from the WKU library databases, print sources, with a maximum of 3 credible websites such as school or government websites.
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Sources should relate directly to the topic sentence and offer a point of view or discussion on it.
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No personal interviews/field research conducted by you. Published sources only.
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Thesis: The thesis should be a one-to-two sentence statement about the literature you read on your subject. It should not be argumentative but explanatory/informative in nature. You will argue about this subject in another essay.
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Audience: The audience will be professionals in your field of choice.
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Length: about 4 full pages, not including any cover/title pages required by your documentation style or the bibliography page formatted according to your selected documentation style.
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Explanatory Synthesis includes:
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Introduction (3/4 page to 1 page):
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Write a thorough introduction. (See the information linked here for assistance.)
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State your thesis.
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Body (Discussion of how the sources relate to one another) (2 to 3 pages):
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Remind the readers briefly of your thesis.
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Use the body of your paper to address how the information in the articles relates to one another.
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Remember: What can we learn from considering these articles together that we could not learn from them separately?
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Organize by idea, not source.
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Introduce the sources you consult, including the titles and names of the authors, when you first use them in your synthesis. After that, you can refer to them by last name only (barring that multiple authors share the same last name)
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Conclusion (Summary of findings of your research) (1/2 to 1 page):
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Write a thorough conclusion. (See the information linked here for assistance.)
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Remind the reader of your thesis and summarize briefly your main points (what you learned by considering these sources together).
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REMEMBER:
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Do not simply summarize the sources in your discussion.
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A synthesis requires that you show how the sources relate to one another.
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You must use ten sources in the synthesis.
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Your paper should comply with MLA, APA, CS, or CSE standards for documenting sources and document design.
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Your essay should be 1,000 words.
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Look at the exemplars for a model.
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ps. My proposal and annotated Bibliography are in the link below.

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