Paraphrasing, or summarizing relevant supporting information from the articles, and synthesize this information in your own text.

Synthesis Essay
English 3003Assignment:
Drawing on any three articles from Chapter 13, write a synthesis essay, which presents your informed stance or opinionyour positionon the issue of poverty.Guidelines:1.Your introduction will (1) announce the topic, (2) provide background information essential to the readers understanding of the topic, and (3) state your thesis, which will be a direct assertive statement of your judgement or opinion on the issue of poverty. While presenting background information on the issue, briefly introduce the articles and synthesize relevant information from them.2.In the body paragraphs of your essay, you will use synthesis to support your thesis. Draft your essay by quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing relevant supporting information from the articles, and synthesize this information in your own text. Avoid simply presenting information that you found in the reading sources; make sure to add your own commentary. Remember, a synthesis is NOT a compilation of summaries.
Be sure that each paragraph:
Begins with a topic sentence that states a particular point or reason in support of the thesis.
Includes specific passages from one or more sources (summarized, quoted, or paraphrased) that provide evidence for the topic sentence.
Includes your discussion of the material and explaination of how the passages support the point stated in the topic sentence.
3.In your conclusion, avoid a simple summary of the main points of your essay. Wrap up the content of your essay by (1) stressing the significance of your thesis; (2) predicting the consequences of your ideas; (3) calling your readers to action; or (4) ending with a question, an anecdote, or a quotation.This step of the assignment is to outline the essay in a designed worksheet will be uploaded in the attachment along with the three articles and guidelines. First article, born poor and smart, second, culture of success, third, the war against the poor. All in one PDF file. In the worksheet we are requested to formulate an issue question, I would like it to be about the disappearing of the middle-class within a society, esp in the USA.

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