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Need help with synthesis essay outline for AP Lang

Hey AP Lang fam! I'm struggling with creating an effective synthesis essay outline. Any tips on how to structure it or resources that could help? Thanks a ton!

7 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand how the synthesis essay can be a bit daunting. Many students find that using the following structure really help to organize thoughts and create a smooth-flowing essay:

1. Introduction: Hook the reader, provide some context on the issue, and state your thesis.

2. Body paragraphs (usually 3 or more):

a. Topic sentence related to your thesis

b. Present evidence from the sources

c. Explain how the evidence supports your argument

d. Add some additional commentary or examples for further support

3. Counterargument paragraph:

a. Introduce the counterargument (opposing viewpoint)

b. Present evidence from sources supporting the counterargument

c. Identify flaws in the counterargument and demonstrate how your thesis is still stronger

4. Conclusion: Restate your thesis, summarize the main points, and provide some final thoughts on the issue.

As for resources, CollegeVine has some great articles and guides on essay writing and AP Language tips. Good luck with your essay, and feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!

7 months ago

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