Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 Views: 1951
Synthesis is discussing source material by comparing, contrasting, and evaluating different ideas, showing their connections and relationships to one another, and ultimately combining separate ideas to support or create a new idea.
Synthesis is especially important if you are writing a literature review. Rather than listing source ideas one after another, remember to show how they relate to one another.
- See more tips on synthesis and its components.
- Check out a recording of the "Synthesis and Thesis Development" webinar.
- Visit the Writing Center's Literature Review webpage.
- Check out a recording of the "Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography Basics" webinar.
- See How do I write a Literature Review?
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