Essay #4 Tip Sheet

Essay #4: Research/Synthesis

The Writing Assignment

Select and narrow a topic, find research material, and write a six-page research paper with appropriate MLA documentation of your outside resources.

Hints for Success

A successful synthesis paper has several characteristics.

Danger Points

A six-page research paper may seem like an enormous project (though you will be asked for much longer papers in future courses), so you might be tempted by some strategies which will sabotage you. Here are a few to avoid:

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