3.4 Assignment

3 .4 Assignment

Objective: Model synthesis writing


Read the articles between pages 308-310 about social networking privacy threats (notice that each article asks you to access full text online!). After you have read these articles, review the synthesis concept described in Practical Argument on pages 325-327.

Write 2-3 paragraphs in which you synthesize the arguments of any  two  of the articles referenced above. Your synthesis should add your own original ideas--examples or opinions--to the conversation and also blend in information from the two selected sources. Use identifying tags (or signal phrases) and parenthetical documentation to introduce your sources and to distinguish your own ideas from the ideas expressed by your sources.

Use the synthesis writing template in this weekly folder if you find it helpful.

Please provide a Works Cited page to cite the two articles you write about in this assignment.

Your 2-3 paragraphs should be 350-500 words long.

Tip: For more information about identifying tags (or signal phrases), please revisit pages 322-323 in Practical Argument.

Note: This is your opportunity to practice synthesis writing before completing the Synthesis paper. For this assignment, select the articles that you can use for the paper assignment as well.

Due:Sunday, Week 3

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A Template for Synthesis Writing

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For more information about the Synthesis concept, please review pages 341-343 in Practical Argument.