Synthesising: further resources and references

For more support and opportunities to practise English, please refer to the services below: 

The university’s Writing Advisory Service (WAS) offers one to one tutorials with our expert English tutors to discuss your writing. 

The Departmental Language Programme offers in-department support and lessons for students who would like to develop their academic English and communication skills. 

The Dyslexia/SpLD tutorial service is a one‐to‐one specialist tutorial service for students who have a formal identification of a specific learning difference, like dyslexia. Students who use this service may come from any department, and any type of course offered by The University of Sheffield.

Our English Language Support (ELS) courses are provided for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Sheffield who would like to develop their academic literacy, English language and communication skills. If you scored a 6.5 or less on your latest IELTS, you will benefit from additional English language support.

Other useful links and resources related to synthesising


Herath, D., Lindberg, J., Orjuela, C., (2019). Swimming upstream: fighting systemic corruption in Sri Lanka. Contemporary South Asia [online]. 27(2), 259–272. [Viewed 29 October 2020]. Available from:

Kang, J., Tok, J. B. H., & Bao, Z., (2019). Self-healing soft electronics. Nature Electronics [online]. 2(4). 144-150. [Viewed 29 October 2020]. Available from: 

Schroeder, R., (2018). Towards a theory of digital media. Information, Communication & Society [online]. 21(3), 323-339. [Viewed 29 October 2020]. Available from: 

Scott, A. J. & Storper, M., (2014). The Nature of Cities: The Scope and Limits of Urban Theory. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research [online]. 39(1). 1–15. [Viewed 29 October 2020]. Available from: 

The University of Adelaide,. (no date). Geography Essay Writing Guidelines [online]. [Viewed 29 October 2020]. Available from:  

Ylhäinen, I., (2017). Life-cycle effects in small business finance. Journal of Banking & Finance [online]. 77. 176-196. [Viewed 29 October 2020]. Available from: