How to Write a Synthesis Essay

  • Synthesis Reflection

    As the third quarter comes to a close, it’s an important time to reflect on the quarter and the year as a whole. In the past two months, I have been able to learn how to write a whole new type of essay, the synthesis essay, and improve my reading comprehension skills through reading A Farewell to Arms and multiple choice practice sets. With these new skills and the knowledge I have gathered from the first semester of the class, I feel like I am well on my way to take the AP Language & Composition exam in May. Overall, the third quarter has shown remarkable growth in my writing skills and in my ability to interpret and analyze literature. This quarter, I was able to learn how to write a synthesis essay, which helped to build my writing skills. After I read the chapter “Synthesizing Sources” in Conversations of American Literature, I felt like I had a good idea of how to write a synthesis essay. The chapter gave me great insight on how to plan a synthesis essay and how to use the sources properly so that my writing is not dominated by them. All the things that I learned from the chapter came into fruition when I wrote my first synthesis essay on college tuition. Because this was my first synthesis essay and I was not sure how to manage my time, I had a lot of trouble finishing the essay in time. In this essay, my claim was a little weak, which therefore caused my support to also be weak. Furthermore, my concession went beyond what the sources actually showed. In my essay, I…

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  • English Synthesis Essay

    that I have never been too good at so, coming into college English I was very nervous. I have struggled in the past to perceive the correct tone and organization in my writing. That was my main focus from my first paper, the synthesis essay, to my last paper, the RBAA essay. My synthesis essay, “World Plagues,” analyzed essays about plagues during two very different time periods. “World Plagues” explained the different recourses that were available and how people handled the epidemics…

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  • Synthesis Analysis: When I Have Fears That I May Cease To Be

    most was the synthesis analysis essay. It was in this essay that I studied and analyzed John Keats, “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to be” and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s, “Mezzo Cammin”. My main purpose was to assess and reflect on common themes between the two poems, as well as finding background information that aided the authors. By taking this approach, I was able to discover direct links into the explanation I wanted my piece to present the given audience. Using the added aide of this…

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  • Reflection Of My Portfolio

    My portfolio illustrates how I have gradually evolved from a high school level of writing skills to a beginner level of college writing. In the beginning when I started this writing class I was totally confused how to reach a college level of writing skills and practices. Then I slowly started to learn the correct way to setup an efficient personal writing method that I felt comfortable using but did not overwhelm myself with the amount of work at once. To forge this personal writing process, I…

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  • The Reflection Of College Writing: Application For Future Writing

    from my natural communication and how I will talk what is on my mind without thinking of an established format. In the project one synthesis the introduction shows this flaw as there are many distracting sentences. Extensive explanations such as “To name a few of these appliances, cell phones, cars, planes and computers are all continuously improving human development.” where unnecessary and could have made a reader lose focus or interest. On the contrary however project two analysis has an…

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  • My Reflection Of Literature

    college student who hasn’t seen a classroom in over twenty-five years, I didn’t have confidence in my writing capabilities at the beginning of this class. I have since discovered how to read critically, how to find and research credible sources, and have been able to find and enjoy multiple complexities within a numerous texts. All of this has given me a profound understanding and enjoyment of literature and the skills to develop a well thought-out paper. For my synthesis essay, “Imagery and…

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  • My Reflection Of My Learning From My Composition II

    can definitely see that I have improved tremendously. My learning from my Composition II was not so much about learning concepts, but it was more about improving what I already learned last semester, and adding onto it. Compared to last semester, my learning this semester came from paying attention to details, following the rules, and adapting to a new teaching style. While last semester, my learning came from new concepts like ethos, pathos, logos and knowing what they are and how they work. My…

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  • My College Writing Class

    not know what to expect. All I anticipated about this class was that it is a general education class, that was required to graduate. I figured there was essays, but I did not expect how much. This class has taught me good information that can further help with my writing career. I said at the beginning of the year that I might want to do a fashion blog. With the material, I learned in this class I can make it be persuasive, professional, and fun. There were many good things about this class and…

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  • My Reflection Of My Experience

    portfolio consists of: a literacy narrative essay, a synthesis with two sources and two argumentative essays. The essays represent my personal opinion about diverse topics assigned by the instructor. In the paragraphs below, a review of each paper will be given, complemented with a reflection about my writing performance and progress in the course. My first essay presented was a literacy narrative essay, in which I wrote about my experience of learning to read in a second language. Recalling my…

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  • Importance Of Achievements In Literature

    prompt by attempting to write thoroughly explicit bullet points for the writing prior to forming the rough draft. I then worked on ways that I could repair that mistake which then leads to attempting to make the prompt be addressed in a creative mindset. I improved on addressing the prompt when we had to write a photo-synthesis essay in which we had to address the different forms and perspectives of what a photo can manipulate. During the essay I went with the perspective of past vs. present and…

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