Session 10: The APA Academic Essay -Synthesizing Research/Your Structure Map
Summary: In the class and also in research pairs, you focused on discussing your most current homework, but you also spoke and reflected on your past work on your issue, including the basics historical information, data, the causes, which is your wide reading; and then the effects, and possible solutions or at least some relief to the situation that is your close reading. Afterward, you learned about strategies to synthesize your notes by finalizing your structure map as a template as an outline for your upcoming APA formatted paper.
Homework due 11/02/2023 before class:
1. Please write your four or five questions related to your topic that you are researching and categorizing your notes on six articles on three A4 papers as shown in the sample images and the downloadable “Synthesizing Your Issue on 4 A4 Papers” PowerPoint above.
2. Then, use your research questions to categorize your notes into five or six sections in three pages of notes. The research questions become your paragraph topic thesis statements in your paper. Each section should have at least two citations and note the paragraph numbers and pages, especially your quoted material, so you can remember where you got the information from to make the paper easier to write with the necessary in-text citations. Please take photos and place them in your Google Document under the Synthesized Notes section
2. Please include your references in the document APA style on the fourth page and insert the corrected clean copy of your references in alphabetical order in your Google Document at the end of your Synthesized Notes section. Please provide the details of the author’s name, date published, the title, pages (if needed), and the publisher (or organization). We have already formatted many of your references, so refer to the edited format provided for your references and use that content.
Note: Your reference section should be in alphabetical order based on the author’s last name or the organization if there is no author.