When we synthesize, we are trying to put together material from two or more sources to help us to develop new outlook or to emphasize a new context to help us to determine what we are trying to say. Our mission as a writer is to gather as much information as we can on our topic then gather all the information that is going to help us to support what we are writing about (The Norton Field Guide to Writing). “When you synthesize, you group similar bits of information together, looking for patterns or themes or trends and trying to identify the key points” (457) Enclosed are some guidelines for doing so: (The Norton Field Guide to Writing) Read all the sources with an open mind. Take notes and write a brief summary. Pay attention to your first
opinion about the fast food industry in the early pages of the book. At no point does Schlosser deny how widespread the fast food industry has become: “Fast food and its consequences have become
Throughout today’s society, media contributes to almost everyone’s daily life. From informative news channels to comical television shows, media proves to be effective in advertisement, releasing messages and informing the audience. Although media proves to be wildly effective in advertising, releasing messages and informing the audience, periodically destructive and misleading messages are provided to the audience and directly influencing women. Cultural critics widely agree that media tends to negatively influence women and all the critics point to research which supports the belief that women are portrayed as subordinate to men, having no
The essay “Eat Food: Food Defined,” by Michael Pollan was written to address the general public about the food industry. Originally published in his 2008 book In Defense of Food. Pollan uses relatable topics as examples, such as family, common food items, and common belief that everyone wants to be healthy. The essay brings across Pollan’s point by establishing his credibility, explaining why this is important to us, and telling us how to react to the given facts. Pollan makes the readers inquire how we define food by drawing our attention to the importance of examining our food before eating it.
The essay “Eat Food: Food Defined,” from Michael Pollan’s 2008 book In Defense of Food was written to address the American general public about the food industry. Pollan focuses on relatable topics as examples, such as family, common food items, and common belief that everyone wants to be healthy. The essay brings across Pollan’s point by establishing his credibility, explaining why this is important to us, and telling us how to react to the given facts. Pollan makes the readers inquire how we define food by drawing our attention to the importance of examining our food before eating it.
He presents the promotion of The Food Pyramid as the Golden Mean of nutrition within the 20th century, and not just in the Westernized Parts of the World, but worldwide, in places where for centuries a local food, ensured the nutritional balance and the survival.That has created a desired foods. Additionally, promotion of frozen foods and canned foods, was another type of strategy ensuring that people want certain things. A strong example Patel provides, that shows the level of absurdity the changing of the taste-bud conspiracy can lead to, is about a certain kind of sh, that's been fished near the coast of one of the countries in South America, processed and canned in Norway, and send back to that country to fill in grocery stores. This shipping of food from various parts of the world to people that “naturally” want it, and are entitled to have it, brings us to the next issue Patel looks
It has recently been brought to my attention that our school is looking to adopt a sustainable menu into our meal program and I would like to give my viewpoint on the matter. As one many students here at Oxford Academy this change will affect me directly. Although people may at first oppose this conversion I think if we are able to overcome the first obstacles, this change would bring a great positive impact to the environment and the health of our students.
When it comes to food in today's day and age it correlates with being convenient, fast, and budgeting because people are usually on the go. Generally, people are used to a grab and go routine between work, school, and a family life. Government regulations such as the FDA and other laws given to factories and supermarkets are being trusted to keep the population safe from any food dangerous; therefore, people don’t do their own research on the foods they’re serving. Authors Pollan and Schlosser in Food Matters, allows individuals to analyze and think about the intake of foods used in their daily life. Pollan shares some rules to be considered when shopping for foods in the supermarket. If people read in detail the theories and information given
c. Explanation of the central points from the article(s): Avoid just using a quote from a source. Explain what you think the author means.
Throughout the articles, each one discussed the author’s perspective on food industries. Two articles argued whether the food companies should be blamed for the health epidemics or it should be a personal responsibility for consumers. While others discussed how food industries manipulate consumers into buying more of their food. Along the same lines, all the articles mentioned how the health epidemic is increasing and who must be fault for the growth. As well as finding a solution and who should help. Although the articles emphasize how obesity rate has grown, the public seems to blame food companies for manipulating consumers and others insist it is a consumer’s personal responsibility.
1. Write a composition using one of the topics listed below. Your composition should be three to five paragraphs long. It should contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
When I first started my essay, it was not in a synthesis format. Throughout my revision process I kept working to create a conversation as well as adjusting my citations. I have never written a synthesis essay before, so this writing style was completely new to me. After my revisions I was able to write a concise and clear synthesis
1. For each writer/article presented, write a 5-7 sentence summary of their article. Remember to include the author 's name and the article title in the first sentence of the summary. Describe the arguments each author makes, but keep your tone neutral/unbiased/reporter-like.
Read /watch the following articles/videos and (be sure to study/read ALL sources before your summary). From the sources, do an integrated summary. An Integrated summary is NOT a summary of ONE source + The summary of the second (or third) source. An Integrated summary is ONE summary of ALL sources (joined concepts) Your grade will
Include both in-text citations in the outline and a references page following the outline. Many of your supporting details and subdetails will need in-text citations.