How to Write a Synthesis Essay: Definition & Example


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Which is the best example of synthesizing sources?

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1. Which of the following statements might be a thesis for a synthesis essay?

2. Which of the following statements is a step to perform before writing a synthesis essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Students can test their knowledge of writing synthesis essays with these assessments. They will ask questions about what it means to synthesize and the characteristics of an effective synthesis essay.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will ask students questions about the following:

  • The definition of synthesizing
  • Thesis statements in synthesis essays
  • Factors of writing a synthesis essay
  • Transitions in synthesis essays

Skills Practiced

Students who take the quiz and worksheet will be practicing the skills below:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the related lesson on writing synthesis essays
  • Making connections - use understanding of the thesis statements in this particular type of essay
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms such as synthesizing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the factors of synthesis essays

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, check out the related lesson called How to Write a Synthesis Essay: Definition & Example. It will help you meet the goals and objectives below:

  • Define synthesis essay
  • Learn how to synthesize sources
  • Understand how to 'talk with texts'
  • Determine how to structure a synthesis essay
  • Explain the practice of 'close reading'