Thesis and Synthesis

Based on your reading, thinking, and forum participation, choose at least THREE (not one!) of the five assigned texts to be the focus of an essay in which you discuss real-world application of their ideas. In addition, find at least three additional texts related to the relevant topics that you can use as sources and integrate into your discussion. (So there will be six texts integrated into your discussion — three of the assigned texts and three additional “research” sources.) Make and clearly explain useful connections among the various texts and topics, and be sure that your own voice controls the discussion. Can you “unpack” each of the ideas here more fully, giving careful attention both to the context and content of each of the articles and to your observations about their connections and implications?

The 3 readings: