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DMS_Mother Page: Step 5: Synthesis

This guide is for assisting student with any research process.

What are Cornell Notes?

Cornell Notes are a systematic way of organizing and taking notes. Taking notes effectively contributes to success! Ask your teacher for help using Cornell Notes.

Using AHApps

Step 5. Synthesis

Putting it all together!

How to organize:
your notecards
make an outline
write a rough draft
ask someone you trust to edit your draft

Your assignment is a written report so you will be using a word processor.  Make sure your report includes all the pieces required of the assignment:

  • title page
  • works cited/bibliography
  • introduction
  • conclusion
  • parenthetical citations
  • body
  • thesis statement

Creating an outline

Making the Reference page

References is the last page of the paper. It lists all the information used to create the paper:

  • Type the word "References" at the top of the last page
  • Double-spaced
  • All lines after the first line of each entry in the list should be indented 1/2" from the left margin
  • List author's last names first, followed by their first initial