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Short Guide to Writing about History

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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.

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:
9780321023872
Author:
Marius, Richard
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Marius, Richard A.
Author:
Page, Melvin E.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
History
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3rd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Short Guide Series
Publication Date:
20011105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25x5.37x.42 in. .52 lbs.

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