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Please have completed this checklist to bring with you to our scheduled conference

Synthesis Essay Scorecard

for each question, rate yourself 0 (no), 1 (somewhat), 2 (pretty good), or 3 (excellent)

also, highlight/circle/mark the THREE questions you wish to discuss in detail during conference

 

Introduction:

  1. An introduction? __________
  2. Begin with an attention-getter? ___________
  3. Introduce your topic & gives context? __________
  4. Ends with a thesis that is based on synthesis? ______

Summary:

  1. A summary section? __________
  2. Objective summary for all five sources? __________
  3. All summaries 2-4 sentences long? __________
  4. First sentence of each: title, author, ethos & their thesis? ________
  5. Remaining 1-3 sentences develop relevant points? __________

Analysis:

  1. An analysis section? __________
  2. Discuss the main ideas shared by all 5 sources? __________
  3. Explores the sources’ similarities & differences? __________
  4. Uses quotes during comparison to illustrate?___________

Synthesis:

  1. A synthesis section? __________
  2. Explore your past feelings/thoughts on topic? __________
  3. Expands on your thesis by addressing a possible solution to your issue that you derived from your sources? __________
  4. Explore what you now feel? __________
  5. Throughout, are you & articles having a conversation? __________

Conclusion:

  1. A conclusion? __________
  2. Begin by restating your thesis? __________
  3. Connect your essay / its topic to your reader? __________
  4.  End with a vivid scene/question/statement? __________

Sources & Citations:

  1. 5+ strong, relevant sources? __________
  2. 3+ sources from MR and 2+ from outside works? __________
  3. Use 1+ quote(s) from each source? __________
  4. Give in-text citations for every quote? __________
  5. When sharing another’s views, signal phrases? __________

Overall:

  1. A unique, creative title? __________
  2. MLA headers on top-left (1st page) and top-right (all)? __________
  3. 12-point font, 1” margins, and double-spaced? __________
  4. Clear, smooth transitions and almost no surface errors? __________
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