This worksheet guides learners step-by-step through the process of writing a synthesis in a group. Learners thus train the skills of careful reading, note-taking, paraphrasing/summarizing, and critically synthesizing information from different source texts. Collaborative team-work is also practiced.
Example texts (~C1 level) are given on the topic of native vs non-native speaker English teachers; a topic of relevance to all language learners which also has potential to spark lively debates and discussions among students.
The guide worksheet can also be used with any other source texts on topics of interest/relevance to learners, adapted to their current language level.
The procedure is self-explanatory.
Students’ worksheet, click here.Writing a Synthesis Step by step
Sample texts, click here. Writing a synthesis sample texts
Teachers’ notes, click here.Writing a Synthesis Teachers Notes