Teaching Students to Generalize & Synthesize Information


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What does it mean to generalize?

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1. What does it mean to synthesize?

2. What is a good starting point for teaching generalization and synthesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment questions are about teaching information processing and ask you to distinguish between generalizing and synthesizing. Use this quiz and worksheet to see if you need to take steps to add to what you currently know about this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask about your understanding of:

  • Meaning of generalizing
  • Definition of synthesize
  • A good starting point when teaching generalization and synthesis
  • Reading skills that are included in the ability to take notes
  • Helpful strategies for planning interdisciplinary work supporting a student's ability to synthesize and generalize

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding interdisciplinary work strategies and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a good starting point for teaching generalization and synthesis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the definition of synthesize

Additional Learning

To find out more about this subject, study the lesson named Teaching Students to Generalize & Synthesize Information. Take a look at information about:

  • How essays help students use their generalizing abilities
  • Why note-taking is important
  • How long-term projects can influence the student's ability to synthesize