For the final written assignment, you are expected to demonstrate your knowledge and
understanding of graduate studies in education, a capacity to apply different theoretical
knowledge to your analysis and synthesis, and clearly communicate your stance as an emerging
educational scholar via writing. You are asked to synthesize content from assignments 2-4 and
incorporate this information into the following sections:
The introduction should include your personal and professional lived experiences, a succinct
overview of the problem statement, and the purpose/rationale for exploring your synthesis topic.
Research Questions/Thesis Statement
An explanation of the research question(s)/thesis statement being addressed, as well as an
account of the origins of the research question(s)/thesis statement and why they are significant to
Review of Literature
Drawing from your work in assignment 4, consider how your research question(s)/thesis
statement has informed your thinking about your synthesis topic and your current professional
practices. In this section, please link your positionality to the problem statement and illustrate
this link in a visual framework.
Lastly, conclude your paper addressing future directions that specifically articulate your
anticipated research, practical experiences, and contributions within the field of education.
Please use subheadings for each of the above-mentioned sections. This assignment should
strictly adhere to APA format guidelines and not exceed twenty double-spaced pages; this
does not include the cover title page, references, and applicable appendices (e.g., visual
Activities related to this writing assignment will be provided in Module 4.