RES -811 Synthesis Paper: Leadership


You are presenting your analysis of these three articles for a conference of academic peers, and write for that audience.  You should assume that your reader has never read the articles and has no background knowledge.  Provide enough information that despite no prior knowledge the reader will be informed based upon your writing.

Finish your introduction with a transition to what the reader can look forward to in the remainder of your paper.  Keep in mind that paragraphs must be longer than one sentence and in general should be between three and five sentences with a single idea presented within that paragraph. Your paper should be no longer than 1500 words. Remember, this is a synthesis paper NOT a comparison paper!

What are your conclusions after comparing these three articles? What commonalities or differences were most striking or meaningful? If you consider all three articles to be a single entity, what conclusions can you draw from their combined research? What is the overall message of the articles, and why is that important?

The conclusion should relate back to your introduction and provide your reader with a concise and reflective summary of your analysis.  The conclusion should be at MINIMUM 2-3 paragraphs.  While this assignment has a word count in the directions of 1,000 – 1,500 words, one must ask themselves if what has been present represents a thorough presentation of the articles.   This is a great time to work on being more clear and concise.