*This week, you are writing your thesis statement, outline, introductory paragraph, and concluding paragraph for your essay. You are not submitting a full draft this week. The final draft is due next Sunday at 11:59PM EST.
The Explanatory Synthesis will require your new skills in summary and critique to choose your readings to incorporate into the essay and to form your own thesis. The thesis will be your own idea that you created after reading the articles. After reading through the articles and how to write an Explanatory Synthesis, choose three or more of the required readings (listed below) to incorporate into your essay. The essay will be two to three pages in length and employ APA format. Follow these guidelines to write your Explanatory Synthesis: The Explanatory Synthesis should be two to three pages in length and include at least three of the following articles: o “Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling” Catherine Rampell http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/business/economy/19grads.html o “Making it in America” Adam Davidson http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/01/making-it-in-america/308844/ o “Is Your Job on the Endangered Species List?” Andy Kessler http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703439504576116340050218236 o “Degrees and Dollars” Paul Krugman http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/07/opinion/07krugman.html?_r=0 o “Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say” David Leonhardt http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/upshot/is-college-worth-it-clearly-new-data-say.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=0 o “So Last Century” Cathy Davidson http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/415941.article