According to Thomas E. Nunnally  and Kimberley Wesley,  most teachers and professors consider the five-paragraph form ultimately restricting for fully developing an idea. Wesley argues that the form is never appropriate. Nunnally states that the form can be good for developing analytical skills that should then be expanded.
In general, the noun synthesis (from ancient Greek σύνθεσις , σύν "with" and θέσις "placing") refers to a combination of two or more entities that together form something new; alternately, it refers to the creation of something. The corresponding verb, to synthesize (or synthesise), means to make or form a synthesis .