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Synthesis Matrix

Coordinator of Public Services, Lynn Campus

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Torrey Dukes
North Shore Community College
Lynn Campus Library
1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923

The Synthesis Matrix

What is a Synthesis Matrix?

A Synthesis Matrix is a great tool to help you organize your research and sources. It is a table that allows you to arrange your sources by topic, helps you identify where you need to continue your research, and essentially creates an outline for your paper. In addition, this process allows you to make connections among your source materials, providing a deeper discussion of the topics in your paper.