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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. 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. The perfect short writing guide for any one who writes 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. 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. The perfect short writing guide for any one who writes 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

"A Writer's Checklist" appears at end of each chapter.

1. Writing and History.

Stories about the Past Intended to be True.

Writing History as a Way of Thinking.

Basic Principles for History Essays.

2. Thinking About History.

Questioning Sources.

Making Inferences.

Evaluating Materials.

3. Modes of Historical Writing.

Description.

Narrative.

Exposition.

Argument.

4. Gathering Information.

Focusing on Your Topic.

Considering Potential Sources.

5. Taking Notes and Writing Drafts.

Recording Information and Ideas.

Organizing Your Essay.

Writing and Revising Drafts.

6. Writing in an Electronic Environment.

Questioning.

Research.

Evaluation.

Organization.

Revision.

7. Writing Conventions and Style.

Simple and Direct Writing.

Evidence and Quotations.

Word Forms and Punctuation.

8. Documenting Sources.

Basic Principles.

Electronic Sources.

Notes and Bibliographies.

Appendix A. Sample Student Research Paper.

Appendix B. Shorter Essays (and Examinations).

Appendix C. Book Reviews.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321227164
Other:
Marius, Richard
Publisher:
Longman
Other:
Marius, Richard
Author:
Marius, Richard A.
Author:
Page, Melvin E.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Short Guides Series
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.24x5.46x.46 in. .56 lbs.

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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. 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. The perfect short writing guide for any one who writes about history.
"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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