What I Learned About the Synthesis Paper

The synthesis paper differs form the rhetorical analysis and the objective summary because this paper, unlike the other two, strives to make a stance and prove it through the use of multiple sources. Unlike the rhetorical analysis, this paper does not focus on the ability to argue a stance, but instead the actual argument that is made. This is similar to the difference between the synthesis and the objective summery, where the objective summary is completely biased unlike the synthesis which argues a point.

The goal of this type of paper is to compare and contrast the arguments of different sources to argue a central point.

The main thing that made this paper hard to write was the need to have the different sources have a conversation with each other.

The thing about this paper that made it easy was that it was an opinion based paper; this made it easy because you were able to put your own opinion and argument into the paper which made it more personal.

The main example of a synthesis type argument that you will see in everyday life if in product comparisons. These are most often used for new electronic products where one product is being compared to other similar products


~ by jmwells17 on December 4, 2011.

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