It is the opposite of the Analytic Method. Here one proceeds from known to unknown. In practice, synthesis is the complement of analysis. To synthesize is to place together things that are apart. It starts with something already known, and connects that with the unknown parts. It is starts with the data available or known and connects the same with the conclusion. It is the process of putting together known bits of information to reach the point where unknown information becomes obvious and true. Synthesis without analysis is dogmatic.


1. It is a short method.

2. It glorifies memory.



(1) It leaves many doubts in the mind of the learner.

(2) Without satisfactory answers to so many questions that arise in synthesis, the pupil is perplexed. Even the recall of all steps of synthesis may not be possible for the learner.

(3) This method does not provide full understanding.


(4) There is no scope of discovery and thinking in this method.

(5)Memory-work and home-work are likely to become heavy.