Long-Term And Short-Term Plans

Long-Term And Short-Term Plans

Summarize

A summary shrinks a large amount of information into only the essentials, using original writing; although shorter than the original piece of writing, a summary should still communicate all the key points and key support of the original document (Crowther et all, 2015).

Analyze

An analysis, on the other hand, separates complex materials into their different parts and studies how the parts relate to one another. In the sciences, for example, the analysis of simple table salt would require a deconstruction of its parts—the elements sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl). Then, scientists would study how the two elements interact to create the compound NaCl, or sodium chloride: simple table salt.

In an academic analysis, instead of deconstructing compounds, the essay takes apart a primary source (an essay, a book, an article, etc.) point by point. It communicates the main points of the document by examining individual points and identifying how the points relate to one another.

Synthesize

The third type of writing—synthesis—combines two or more items to create an entirely new item. Take, for example, the electronic musical instrument aptly named the synthesizer. 

 

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