Synthesis is the act of creating something new from multiple existing entities. Synthesis of research, then, is creating a new idea from existing ideas. Synthesis of research is not a single innate skill. Rather, it is a process learned through time and practice. At the doctoral level, writing is a continual process of revision as learners improve skills and build subject matter expertise.
In Topic 5, you submitted a Synthesis Paper and received both feedback from your instructor and a grade for your work. In this assignment, you will expand upon your original paper with additional research from
additional sources, incorporate feedback from your instructor, and provide a reflection section
addressing your revision process.
Use the following to ensure successful
completion of the assignment:
Locate the Synthesis Paper you completed in Topic 5 and the feedback provided by your instructor.
Locate and download the Revised Synthesis Paper Supplemental Articles
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to
become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. Directions:
Locate the Synthesis Paper you completed in Topic 5. Using the feedback provided by your instructor and information from the two additional articles you
selected, write an Enhanced Synthesis Paper with Reflection (1,250-1,800 words). Include the following in your paper:
A Reflection (250-300 words) in which you discuss your revision process and how you incorporated your instructor’s feedback into the revised version. Like the format of an abstract, this
section will receive its own page following the title page and preceding the Introduction.
introduction that provides context for the topic. This includes presenting a clear thesis statement.
Support for your identified themes with evidence from each original article. You must also incorporate
additional support from sources included on the supplemental articles list. Synthesize your discussion
of the topic to support your thesis.
A conclusion that demonstrates support of your thesis statement,
brief summary of the main points from your two themes, and recommendations for future research on the topic.
All supplements and templates are attached as well as addl articles.