Sandra Jamieson of Drew University clarifies for you the three key features of Synthesis Writing (1999):
It accurately reports information from the sources using different phrases and sentences
It is organized in such a way that readers can immediately see where the information from the sources overlap.
It makes sense of the sources and helps the reader understand them in greater depth.
And Ed Boyden, award-winning MIT brain researcher reminds us to:
”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read,
even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff.
That way, you will always aim towards understanding things at a resolution fine enough for you to be creative.”