How to Synthesize Two Essays on Online Consumption

Show how you would synthesize two essays from “Thematic Guide to Readings” in The Norton Field Guide.

The two essays:

  • “Polyvore.com: An Evaluation of How Fashion is Consumed Online” by Ashley Foster.
  • “The Endless, Invisible Persuasion Tactics of the Internet” by Sidney Fussell.

Begin with an assertive topic sentence that also organizes the paragraph. Introduce each author separately with the title of the essay, followed by a brief one-or-two-sentence summary before including textual evidence. Put sources into conversation with each other so that synthesis occurs throughout the paragraph. Reflect on your choices in writing this synthesis paragraph. Explain how two readings on synthesis applied to your choices.