Summary and synthesis worksheets asks students to paraphrase key information, analyze the importance of that information, and synthesize or draw a conclusion about that information. A summary deals with one text, whereas a synthesis is a response to multiple texts. The templates below are designed to help students synthesize the information they draw from multiple sources.
A summary synthesis draws on more than one source of information in order to analyze the information and reach a conclusion. Summary synthesis assignments can be used to craft literature reviews, articles, or source evaluations. They can also be used in synthesis papers where students must write on one topic while drawing from a wide range of sources.
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