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ENG 102, Stanko, Boyce: Synthesis Essay

This page will help you craft your Problem & Solution Synthesis Essay.
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Synthesis Essay & Evaluating Resources

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CRAAP Test for Evaluating Sources

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This chart shows where many media outlets fall within the spectrum of liberal/conservative.  It also places the media outlet on the spectrum for Value and Reliability. The Synthesis Essay sources should fall in the are of the chart ringed in green to avoid using a source that is less reliable or weighs heavily on opinion.  Click on the image below to make it bigger.  You can also access an interactive version of this chart.

APA 7APA style, developed by the American Psychological Association, is used for hard sciences and social sciences, including education. APA uses parenthetical citations within the text and a corresponding bibliography or references list at the end of the paper.

What is a DOI?
A DOI, Digital Object Identifier, is a unique code used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web. (It's kind of like your CCAC ID number which is only associated with you!)

What if there isn't a DOI?
No DOI? Just use the URL associated with the article!


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