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Short Guide To Writing About History (6TH 07 - Old Edition)

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A Short Guide to Writing About History

Richard A. Marius (late) • Melvin E. Page

History is a story of events. A Short Guide to Writing About History helps students move beyond merely compiling dates and facts and teaches them how to express their ideas about history into their own story.

The principle of training students to think and write like an historian set forth by Richard Marius continues as A Short Guide to Writing About History remains the premier writing resource for all history students. Maintaining the exploration of the writing and researching processes, illustrations of the different modes of historical writing, and guidelines for improving style, the Sixth Edition has been augmented to address the key issues facing today’s writer, with expanded coverage of technology and writing. Changes to the sixth edition

  • The sixth edition includes greater coverage devoted to the avoiding plagiarism.
  • Complementing the "Writing in an Electronic Age" chapter, the key issues of using technology are now addressed throughout the text.
  • Discussion of evaluating sources for writing has also been expanded throughout the sixth edition.

Synopsis:

An ideal complement for any history course, A Short Guide to Writing about History helps students learn how to think and write like an historian.

 

This engaging and practical text helps students 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 brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

Synopsis:

An ideal complement for any history course, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like an historian.

 

This engaging and practical text helps students 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 brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition

 

Preface to the Third Edition

 

Acknowledgements

 

1. Writing and History

Stories about the Past Intended to be True

Writing History as a Way of Thinking

Basic Principles for History Essays

            Writer’s Checklist

2. Thinking about History

Questioning Sources

Historical Fallacies

Making Inferences

Evaluating Materials

            Writer’s Checklist

3. Modes of Historical Writing

Description

            Writer’s Checklist

Narrative

            Writer’s Checklist

Exposition

            Writer’s Checklist

Argument

            Writer’s Checklist

4. Gathering Information

Focusing on Your Topic

Considering Potential Sources

Doing Research

            Writer’s Checklist

5. Taking Notes and Writing Drafts

Recording Information and Ideas

Organizing Your Essay

            Writer’s Checklist

Writing and Revising Drafts

            Writer’s Checklist for Peer Editing

6. Writing in an Electronic Age

Inquiry

Research

Revision

            Writer’s Checklist

7. Writing Conventions and Style

Simple and Direct Writing

            Writer’s Checklist

Word Forms and Punctuation

            Writer’s Checklist

The Final Manuscript

8. Documenting Sources

Basic Principles

Electronic Sources

Notes and Bibliographies

            Note Citations Reference Chart

            Bibliographic Citations Reference Chart

Appendix A: Sample Student Research Paper

Manifest Destiny: A Characteristic of Nations

Things to Notice about This Paper

            Writer’s Checklist

Appendix B: Book Reviews

Reviewing as a Special Form of Writing

A Sample Student Review

Things to Notice about These Reviews

            Writer’s Checklist

Appendix C: Short Essays Assignments

            Writer’s Checklist

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321435361
Author:
Marius, Richard A.
Publisher:
Longman
Author:
Marius, Richard A.
Author:
Page, Melvin E.
Author:
Page, Mel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
History -- Methodology.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Short Guides Series
Publication Date:
20090209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.28x6.04x.52 in. .63 lbs.

Related Subjects

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

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"Synopsis" by ,

An ideal complement for any history course, A Short Guide to Writing about History helps students learn how to think and write like an historian.

 

This engaging and practical text helps students 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 brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

"Synopsis" by ,

An ideal complement for any history course, A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like an historian.

 

This engaging and practical text helps students 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 brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

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