Writing Assignment #4 The Multiple-Source Synthesis Essay: Literature Review Summary of Assignment · Task: The multiple-source essay asks you to synthesize the arguments of at least 10 sources · Length: 2000-3000 words · Format: APA · Sources: a total of at least 10 sources, all of which should be from scholarly journals or credible trade journals. You should find your sources through library searches. o If you cite sources from websites or popular journals, these sources should be in addition to the 10 sources you have cited from scholarly or trade journals. · Topic: Please use the same topic that you used for writing assignment #3. It is recommended that you focus on or expand on the essay that you wrote for writing assignment #3. You will continue with the topic you have selected and will conduct additional searches in the library databases, hopefully focus the topic more, and determine the 10 or more sources to use in this essay. · Integration of Sources: At least eight sources must be cited in the body of the essay. You may cite sources in your introduction to help you define terms, and you may cite sources in your conclusion to help you direct the reader to further inquiry. However, the body of the essay should synthesize at least eight sources.
How to organize the multiple-source essay: You will divide the essay into categories. Each category will be labelled with a heading. In order for you to see this concept with a real-life example, you can access a sample synthesis or literature review from a psychology student by clicking here. (https://www.uvm.edu/wid/writingcenter/tutortips/PSYCHSample_LitReview.pdf) The student writes her paper on the following topic: Emotional Eating: The Perpetual Cycle of Mood-Food Influence. She divides her literature into the following categories, which are used as headings throughout the paper: • Influence of Mood on Eating Behavior • Gender Differences • Influence of Eating Behavior on Later Moods • Chronic Stress Response Network Notice how she synthesizes and integrates the research into the different categories, labelled by headings. Strategies in Developing Categories When you have focused on your topic, determine how you will divide the literature. In other words, consider the following examples we described above: You may have researched studies in criminal justice and found that there are varying opinions on how to respond to criminal behavior among youth. You might divide the paper as follows: Introduction Body ·Category 1: “A” view on responding to criminal behavior. ·Category 2: “B” view on responding to criminal behavior. ·Category 3: “C” view on responding to criminal behavior. ·Category 4: “D” view on responding to criminal behavior. Conclusion You may have researched studies in psychology and found that counseling strategies for victims of domestic abuse tend to fall into four categories. You might divide the paper as follows: Introduction Body ·Category 1: “A” counseling strategy for victims of child abuse ·Category 2: “B” counseling strategy for victims of child abuse ·Category 3: “C” counseling strategy for victims of child abuse ·Category 4: “D” counseling strategy for victims of child abuse Conclusion You may have researched articles on gerontology and found studies that answered three basic questions on how older adults respond to training for physical performance. You might divide the paper as follows: Introduction Body ·Question 1 ·Question 2 ·Question 3 Conclusion You may have researched articles on environmental management and found studies on climate change. You noticed that various demographic factors influence whether individuals believe in climate change and, if so, whether they believe it is caused by human activity. You might divide the paper as follows: Introduction Body ·Political affiliation and its impact on belief in climate change ·Socio-economic status and its impact on belief in climate change ·Religious and other influences on belief in climate change Conclusion Point of view For this essay, you will use third-person point of view. Please do not use first person point of view (e.g., “I,” “me,” “we”) in writing this essay. In addition, please do not use second-person point of view (“you” or “your”) in writing this essay. For example, instead of “Smith argues that, as a director, you have a duty to coordinate cybersecurity efforts…” you would write, “Smith argues that directors have a duty to coordinate cybersecurity efforts…” APA Style The paper should be formatted in APA style. The link “APA 7th edition example student paper” from Week 3 will be a helpful resource. In summary, you should observe the following: · Use one-inch margins. · Double space. · Use size 12 Times New Roman font. · Include a running head. · Include page numbers. · Include a title page.
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