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Writing the Synthesis Essay. What the heck does synthesis mean?. Plagiarism. Plagiarism is stealing the intellectual property of someone else. It is a serious infraction and will result in a zero on this paper. Real Life Examples:.

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    1. Writing the Synthesis Essay What the heck does synthesis mean?

    2. Plagiarism • Plagiarism is stealing the intellectual property of someone else. It is a serious infraction and will result in a zero on this paper.

    3. Real Life Examples: • If you take a quote and substitute your own words without citation, it is plagiarism. • If you cite in the works cited page and fail to cite in text, it is plagiarism. • Test your knowledge! Go to these web sites • https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/test.html • http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/acceptuse1.php

    4. You have the knowledge:

    5. Evaluating Sources • Peer reviewed journals or Professor Big Brain speaks:

    6. Search the site:http://udlibsearch.lib.udel.edu/ Go to Databases for high school Click on Extended Academic ASAP Fill in Subject Box • Search for words in: Subject Keyword or Entire document • Limit Results: • to documents with full text • to peer-reviewed publications

    7. Source Cards • Title:The effect of sex and age on media selection: interaction effect and moderating role of education.(Survey) • Pub:China Media Research • Detail:Majid A. Dehkordi, Seiichiro Yonekura and Hamidreza Yazdani. 7.1 (Jan 2011): p48(9). (5364 words)  • … communication media, as well as everyday life is evident and the increase in the use of computers in the workplace has led to the ease of electronic communications, business …

    8. Owl-Purdue University mla • Basic Style for Citations of Electronic Sources (Including Online Databases) • Here are some common features you should try and find before citing electronic sources in MLA style. Not every Web page will provide all of the following information. However, collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes: • Author and/or editor names (if available) • Article name in quotation marks (if applicable) • Title of the Website, project, or book in italics. (Remember that some Print publications have Web publications with slightly different names. They may, for example, include the additional information or otherwise modified information, like domain names [e.g. .com or .net].) • Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers. • Publisher information, including the publisher name • and publishing date. • Take note of any page numbers (if available). • Date you accessed the material. • URL (if required, or for your own personal reference).

    9. Now you create a source card: Dehkordi M, Yonekura S, Yazdani H. “The effect of sex and age on media selection: interaction effect and moderating rold of education. (Survey). Pub China Media Research. 7.1 Jan 2011. 48 (9). Be sure to letter your source cards in the upper right

    10. Notecards: • You use notecards to write information from the article. It can be: • “A quote” • Paraphrase • Summary • Cards should correspond to the source cards, so if your source card is “A” the first notecard is “A1” • Put a keyword on each notecard

    11. Works Cited Page: alphabetical, hanging indent Works Cited "Blueprint Lays Out Clear Path for Climate Action." Environmental Defense Fund. Environmental Defense Fund, 8 May 2007. Web. 24 May 2009. Clinton, Bill. Interview by Andrew C. Revkin. “Clinton on Climate Change.” New York Times. New York Times, May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009. Dean, Cornelia. "Executive on a Mission: Saving the Planet." New York Times. New York Times, 22 May 2007. Web. 25 May 2009. Ebert, Roger. "An Inconvenient Truth." Rev. of An Inconvenient Truth, dir. Davis Guggenheim. Rogerebert.com. Sun-Times News Group, 2 June 2006. Web. 24 May 2009. GlobalWarming.org. Cooler Heads Coalition, 2007. Web. 24 May 2009.

    12. In-Text Citations • When you are using several sources, you cite like this: Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263). We see so many global warming hotspots in North America likely because this region has “more readily accessible climatic data and more comprehensive programs to monitor and study environmental change . . . ” (“Impact of Global Warming” 6). For particular examples remember to google Owl purdue mla

    13. Works Cited Requirements for Synthesis Paper • Must have minimum of 2 peer reviewed articles • Must have minimum of 2 sources cited from material given to you • Must have graph, cartoon, picture • Must have minimum of 10 sources total