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A Short Guide to Writing about History
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
8. Documenting Sources.
Appendix A. Sample Student Research Paper.
Appendix B. Sample Student Review.
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