The starting point in preparing a synthesis is identifying the topics that should be included. You will be evaluated on what you choose to mention and comment on (because it shows what you think is important), as well as everything on the general rubric.

The information you will be working with information from the presentations and personal commentary. Online sources may be used to fill in any gaps you feel you might have, however, these must be properly cited.

i’ll upload all the lectures for the semester.

Please create a table of content

Questions that you might wish to examine as you go along:

  • Which subtopics did you find interesting or compelling?
  • What sort of impressions or emotions, if any, did the material provoke?
  • Which part of the lesson did you like or appreciate the most?
  • Did the material help you come to any realizations about yourself or about people whom you know?
  • Do you feel that any part of the material might be useful to you, on any level (professionally, privately, etc.)?

You need not include all information from all lectures. Nor do you have to comment on every lecture. Pick and choose as you like and cut out what material you find unnecessary to go into.


Pick one of the following ways to formulate your synthesis:

1. Calibri 11pt; double-spacing. Page limit is not set for this one, because you should write as much or as little as you need. Remember, however, that this is a midterm exam, and it would be wise to treat this assignment accordingly. Files should be .doc, .docx or .pdf. No .pages.

2. You may design your way around your response by preparing a PowerPoint. Font is yours to decide. Response to the prompt should still be essay-length/type, though you may space it out across many slides. PowerPoint files are .ppt and .pptx.

Bibliography and footnotes should be Chicago Manual of Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. For images (memes, etc), cut and paste the url into the footnotes.