Purpose: The purpose of my synthesis paper is to analyze a group of authors talking about the future and the workplace and how it will change the dynamics of work and hiring. I was assigned this paper and I plan on picking a position on what changes should be made and how it will effect college graduates. I hope that my audience will understand that the topics I stress will affect their lives too. I hope that my audience feels concerned for the future and will prepare for what is ahead. Although this topic was assigned to me, I feel that learning about what to expect for the future will really benefit me when I start searching for a job. I hope that my paper will help my audience feel prepared for the future too. the best possible outcome for my paper would be that my audience would truly understand my argument and the different views that I express in my sources. The worst possible outcome would be that people do not understand where I am going with my paper and feel that it is disorganized. In this case, I plan on making my paper very well structured and clear to my audiences. I think that in any situation my paper would be very well communicated because it is an academic paper and it is an easy read.
Audience: My audience will be college students who are either picking their majors or near graduating who are preparing for their future jobs. They should be willing to consider my idea and need to be open-minded about what the future entails for them. Maybe my audience will read my paper in a class or outside of class. I would hope they would be in a position to think about their own future when reading my paper. They need to understand that they will also be effected in the changes coming up in the next couple years. My audience should also be willing to act on their concerns to change their future if they feel it may be headed in the wrong direction from the change.
Context: The time of communication should be around the time classes are in session or shortly after school. Because my paper is academic, I need my audience in the right frame of mind to fully understand my paper. Just leaving class or being in class helps my audience have their mind open to new knowledge and ideas. The place of communication should be outside of a classroom or in a classroom to have the right setting.
Strategy:I plan on stating my argument right away so my audience understands what the paper will be about. I will use five sources and I will make sure to fully explain each quote so my audience understands. Not everyone understands synthesis, so I will be sure to explain what I did with my sources when I state my argument. I want to make my argument very strong so I can convince my audience to agree with my ideas. I want my audience to understand that they need to be concerned with what is happening in the future and how they should prepare. I think that based off of my purpose statement, I will make sure to think of my college-aged audience when I write my paper because they need to be able to understand what is important.
Ethos:I will make sure to explain my sources and their credibility so my readers know that they can rely on my information being very creditable and believable. This will make my argument stronger.
Pathos:I will stress the fact that people are losing jobs to the changes in the working world. I will address college students in my paper to draw attention and to make the paper’s information personal.
Logos:I plan on adding lots of details about the quotes and describing fully in my own words to make sure my audience know that this is the most logical news about the future to believe.
Medium:For my medium I plan on structuring my paper in MLA format. My paper will be double spaced with one inch margins and 12 point Times New Roman font. I will make sure to have my last name and page numbers on each page. I will also have a work cited pages where I will state all my sources. With the proper MLA format my paper will look much more professional and educational so my argument will be taken seriously. I will also have no pictures in my paper to make it more official. A paper with pictures is too fun and my topic is serious so I will not have pictures. My font will also only be black because I want my paper to be uniform. With all my specifications for my paper, my audience will take my paper seriously and will understand my argument.
Argument:For my argument, I plan to be assertive but also companionate. I want my audience to understand that these future changes are not just a theory but a fact for what people should expect in the next few years. I also want my audience to feel that I care about their futures so they will continue reading my paper. My audience will also understand my seriousness and will want to act on my argument to protect their future jobs.
I think that my synthesis paper about college graduates in the working world reflected my purpose statement and design plan well. I used my design plan as a guide on how to write my paper. I think that I expressed my argument well and I did well to convince my audience. I used the exact medium and arrangement that I stated in my design plan to make my paper look very proper and professional. I think that I got my point across and I made a strong point about how students should be cautioned about their future. I feel that I should have had a stronger contrast to my argument so I could have as a much stronger point. I will make sure to write a full contrast paragraph in my next synthesis paper so make my argument strong and seem like the most logical choice. I think my synthesis of each source was very descriptive and very “spelled out” to my audience so they do not need to think when they read. I also think I did address my audience well and helped them understand that they should be concerned about the topic. Other than the lack of rebuttal, I think that my paper reflected my design plan and I used my sources well to support my argument.
For this paper, I was unsure of the prompt so I made a prompt based on what I felt was correct. After careful reading I realized the true prompt and adjusted my paper accordingly. I changed my thesis and shifts all of my arguments to fit the new prompt. I also fixed some grammatical errors and removed passive voice. I feel this paper is now up to the required standards and deserves a better grade.