Quick Start Guide: Synthesizing Information


Welcome to the Learning Commons Quick Start Guide on how to synthesize information!

Synthesis is an important skill to develop in academic writing, no matter your discipline. It was the power to elevate your writing to a higher standard. This guide will explain:

  • What is synthesis
  • How to synthesize
  • Identifying good synthesis
Course Information

Course Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 10 mins

Perfect for: Students in WRTG100/101, ENGL103, or anyone who needs a refresher.

Guide Creator: Nina Volzhanina

Synthesizing 101

This video will introduce you to the concept of synthesis.

In this mini-course we explore the following concepts in more detail:

  1. What is synthesis in writing
  2. Steps for synthesizing ideas
  3. Identifying good synthesis
  4. Wrap-up

Additional Resources

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