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A Short Guide to Writing about History

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Publisher Comments:

An ideal accessory in any history course that requires writing, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. This engaging and practical little text helps the readers get beyond merely compiling dates and facts; it teaches them how to incorporate their own ideas into their papers and to tell a story about history that interests them and their peers. Covering both brief essays and the documented resource paper, this book explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing including argument and concludes with guidelines for improving style. For any one who will need to write about history.

Synopsis:

A “must have” for students taking any history course that requires writing, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. Writing essays, resource papers, writing and researching history. Any one who writes about history.

Table of Contents

1. The Essay in History.

2. Thinking about History.

3. Modes of Historical Writing.

4. Gathering Information.

5. Taking Notes and Writing Drafts.

6. Suggestions about Style.

7. Conventions.

8. Documenting Sources.

Appendix A. Sample Student Research Paper.

Appendix B. Sample Student Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321093004
Author:
Marius, Richard
Author:
Page, Melvin E.
Author:
Marius, Richard A.
Author:
Richard A. Marius (late)
Author:
Marius, Richard A., (late)
Publisher:
Longman
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
History -- Methodology.
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Short Guides Series
Series Volume:
EDO-SO-2001-1
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.34x5.52x.43 in. .56 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography
Reference » Writing » General
Reference » Writing » Nonfiction

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"Synopsis" by , A “must have” for students taking any history course that requires writing, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. Writing essays, resource papers, writing and researching history. Any one who writes about history.
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