Synthesis of Resources for Capstone Project (Sample)


Synthesis and integration involve succinctly summarizing the main points of the chosen resources and combining the summaries into a coherent narrative. Synthesis and integration require skills that improve with experience.

Cite the four resources you have chosen to synthesize and integrate into a narrative. (You may copy and paste the citations from the list of resources you submitted last week.)
Synthesize and integrate the four resources into a coherent narrative that:
Begins with an introduction
Includes an integrated synthesis of the resources
Relates the narrative to your problem statement
Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation.

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...l turns, ride with an intoxicated driver, and drive after using alcohol or drugs." Together with information from California's Courts, I have also drawn from other 3 resources to explore the issue as a research problem.

For this research I have decided on this problem statement - According to data released by the State of California (2015), car crashes kill more American teens than any other cause. American teens die every day because of fatal DUI crashes. While teens only make up 6% of Americans with a driving license, 5% of all car crashes are due to teen DUI's and alcohol abuse. This means that at least 2,922 teens die every year due to DUI and underage drinking. Alcoholism and the abuse of alcohol among adolescents is one of the major issues facing America today. It is important to focus a study of the phenomenon at this level to understand the causes and effects so as to determine possible solutions in reducing teen DUI tragedies. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2006) explain that, "Alcohol is the drug of choice among youth. Many young people are experiencing the consequences of drinking too much, at too early an age. As a result, underage drinking is a leading public health problem in this country." Because of the popular social nature of drinking, as promoted by popular culture it remains widespread among adolescents and even if there are restrictions, acquisition of alcohol is an easy undertaking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2006) further explain that, "according ...