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Synthesizing Sources

Thematic Tables

Building a table that can be used to synthesize the information from all of the literature about the themes and help to organize your paper can be very helpful. Two possible types of thematic tables are below:





Printable handouts of both thematic and sub-thematic tables can be found below. You may also use these Word documents as templates for your own tables.


The following 19-minute video offers a lesson on organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing information using extraction and thematic tables.

Click here or on the image to access the video in D2L.