Present the Information
Step Five: Synthesis of Information
- Since you have the required information, it is time to organize it in a particular order to help you maximize the potential for earning the best score possible.
- Review the rubric and determine what specific requirements the assignment entails. This could be a required amount of main points in a PowerPoint or Prezi or a particular format in an essay. For example, if an essay is required, an argument would be constructed that introduces the issue, addresses both perspectives of the issue and incorporates your personal opinion before closing with a conclusion. The assignment's requirements may dictate what the final product may be or what it must contain.
- Be prepared to defend your findings, meaning the information and data gathered. Cite the resource used to give your position credibility. You must clearly explain how the evidence provided caused you to present this product.
- Review the final product for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and other mechanics. Consider having a peer or parent edit. Provide them with a checklist in order for them to efficiently edit your final product.
- Reflect on the strategies and time spent on each step in developing the final product. Ask yourself questions to assess how you can improve your learning style to develop your weaknesses into strengths. Reflect on how the skills learned for this task could transfer to other subject areas. Note individuals, such as teachers, peers, and library media specialists, who can help you develop the skills needed to improve before you begin your next research project.