Writing the Synthesis Essay

How to Write a Synthesis Essay
Step-by-step guide, nicely chunked and with pictures for visual learners.

Introduction to Synthesis
Definition, types of synthesis, standards, process, and techniques for development.

Synthesis Essay Example, Sample, Outline, Format
This page includes writing tips and sample topics.

The Synthesis Essay Explained
Characteristics of a synthesis essay, steps in the process of writing one, outline, and rubric.

Synthesis Essay Materials
Sample synthesis essay question, sample scoring guidelines, and seven model student responses. This page from AP Central also includes comments from the Chief Reader about the sample student essays and scoring commentary about each sample.

Synthesis Thesis Statement
Purpose and models. 1 page; Adobe Reader required.

Synthesis Writing
Definition, types of synthesis, suggestions for organization, checklist for a draft.