After Tuesday's presentation, each group member will comment and reflect on any ideas raised, or neglected, in the question, keyword, response and discussion process during the preceding week. And, if so inclined, the discussion leaders may revisit and comment on previous questions, keywords, responses, discussions and commentaries. However, please avoid assessments of class performance (e.g., I thought the discussion went well because …).

The synthesis should help develop a coherent narrative about the issues raised throughout the course. Thus, a possible outcome of the assignment would be that, at the semester's end, one could, simply by reading the syntheses, get a clear sense of the relationship among significant ideas raised in the class.

Each synthesis will be 250 to 500 words and is due to the wiki within 48 hours of leading the class discussion.