A short guide to writing about history.
edition
5th ed. / Richard Marius, Melvin E. Page.
imprint
New York : Pearson Longman, c2005.
description
x, 230 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0321227166
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Pearson Longman, c2005.
isbn
0321227166
catalogue key
5330228
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-224) and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
An ideal supplement in any history course that requires writing, 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 both 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.
Main Description
A "must have" for students taking any history course that requires writing, A Short Guide to Writing About Historystresses 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.
Main Description
A "must have" for students taking any history course that requires writing,A Short Guide to Writing About Historystresses 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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
A "must have" for students taking any history course that requires writing,A Short Guide to Writing About Historystresses thinking and writing like a historian.Writing essays, resource papers, writing and researching history.Any one who writes about history.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Writing History as a Way of Thinking
The Essay in History
Thinking About History
Questioning Your Sources
The Importance of Asking Why
Use of Inference
Statistics
Modes of Historical Writing
Description
Narrative
Expositions
Argument
Rules of Argument in Historical Writing
Gathering Information and Writing Drafts
Find a Topic
Limit Your Topic
Be Sure You Have Access to the Necessary Sources
Do Research
Brainstorm and Make an Outline
Write Several Drafts
A Sample Research Paper in History
Woodrow Wilson's Attitudes Toward Black Americans
Things to Notice about this Paper
Documenting Your Sources
Sample Footnotes
Bibliographies
Suggestions about Style
Conventions
Manuscript Conventions
Corrections in the Final Copy
Using Quotations
Other Conventions about Mechanics and Grammar
Book Reviews
Essay Examinations
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