Synthesis: An Example to Work With

Here is an example of a synthesis prompt developed in 2007 by the AP people about the effects of TV on elections. Notice you don’t simply need to take a “This is good” or This is bad” position to make things work.

Look at all three documents to get an idea of what we mean by synthesis. The sources are much shorter than you’ve seen, which will make it easier to get the idea in a little less time.

Synthesis Prompt: Sources
Student Responses
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