Thursday and Friday- Synthesis Writing

Today and tomorrow will be writing, writing and more writing 🙂

Thursday- get the rest of the body paragraphs completed

Friday- Conclusion (I will give you a bit of direction on this) and editing. Look for

  1. deadwood
  2. strong word choice
  3. clarity!!!! please make sure it makes sense
  4. sentence combining and colon usage. Now is the time to show me your skills.
  5. All punctuation is correct (in-text citations, quotation formatting, etc).

Go to the library to print out your essay AND post in TEAMS.

Do the following reflection (this is a mandatory step and I won’t mark your essay until you have completed the reflection).

Answer the following questions on the Riverside reflection sheet (as found in your blog). YOur artefact can be either the Narrative Essay, the Book Bento, or the Synthesis. When you are complete, post on your blog using the correct TAG AND on TEAMS so I can see it too. Choose ONE of the following questions:

  1. What obstacles were presented and how did you overcome them?
  2. What skills did you learn (be specific) and how will you take these into your future (whatever it may be)
  3. Can you outline your creative and/or critical thinking process for one of these assignments? Be detailed. End with a “I learned…”


Synthesis Essay

Here is everything you need to know for the synthesis essay:

Schedule- Outline due on Wednesday.

Wed-Friday is in class writing. Due Friday at the end of class. No extensions. I get it Friday or it is zero. Printed copy on my desk AND posted in TEAMS. We can stay here until 3pm on Friday to make this happen. Plan accordingly.

Mechanical and grammatical skills :

  1. Colons and semicolons- see the board and do the exercise in No Red Ink
  2. Combining sentences- no comma splices. Attempt at fluency. Catch up with No Red Ink
  3. Quote integration and formatting. See below
  4. Transition words used correctly

Rubric :

Example of a synthesis 

Quote formatting 





Tuesday- Gothic Literature

No Red Ink- there is more practice on how to use THAMO at the beginning of a sentence and in the middle. Please do this on your own time before the 19th.

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Here are some other sources to read if you are interested in the Gothic genre.

Gothic Literary Genre

British Library (video)

Lit Critics (video)