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English Composition Information Literacy Toolkit: #6 Synthesizing

Content and activities for information literacy competencies.


  • Read and summarize sources to identify important ideas
  • Understand the concept of synthesis: sources + your ideas = something new
  • Engage in summary, analysis, then synthesis of sources

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Complete the Activity

Before you begin the worksheet, you must first download and then save the document to your computer.  After you save it initially, you can then open it, fill it out, and save it again under a unique file name.