9780321227164

Short Guide to Writing About History, A

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321227164

  • ISBN10:

    0321227166

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

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

PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION v
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION viii
1 WRITING AND HISTORY 1(28)
STORIES ABOUT THE PAST INTENDED TO BE TRUE
1 (3)
WRITING HISTORY AS A WAY OF THINKING
4(7)
BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR HISTORY ESSAYS
11(18)
Writer's checklist
28(1)
2 THINKING ABOUT HISTORY 29 (23)
QUESTIONING SOURCES
32(9)
MAKING INFERENCES
41(5)
EVALUATING MATERIALS
46(6)
Writer's checklist
51(1)
3 MODES OF HISTORICAL WRITING 52(23)
DESCRIPTION
54(4)
Writer's Checklist
58(1)
NARRATIVE
58(6)
Writer's Checklist
64(1)
EXPOSITION
64(5)
Writer's checklist
69(1)
ARGUMENT
69(6)
Writer's Checklist
74(1)
4 GATHERING INFORMATION 75 (24)
FOCUSING ON YOUR TOPIC
76 (5)
CONSIDERING POTENTIAL SOURCES
81(7)
DOING RESEARCH
88(11)
Writer's checklist
98(1)
5 TAKING NOTES AND WRITING DRAFTS 99 (21)
RECORDING INFORMATION AND IDEAS
102(8)
ORGANIZING YOUR ESSAY
110(4)
Writer's Checklist
114(1)
WRITING AND REVISING DRAFTS
114(6)
Writer's Checklist
118(2)
6 WRITING IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT 120 (24)
QUESTIONING
122(5)
RESEARCH
127(4)
EVALUATION
131(5)
ORGANIZATION
136(4)
REVISION
140(4)
Writer's Checklist
143(1)
7 WRITING CONVENTIONS AND STYLE 144(25)
SIMPLE AND DIRECT WRITING
146(10)
Writer's Checklist
156(1)
EVIDENCE AND QUOTATIONS
156(6)
Writer's Checklist
161(1)
WORD FORMS AND PUNCTUATION
162(5)
Writer's Checklist
167(1)
THE FINAL PRESENTATION
167(2)
8 DOCUMENTING SOURCES 169(16)
BASIC PRINCIPLES
169(5)
Writer's Checklist
173(1)
ELECTRONIC SOURCES
174(4)
NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES
178(7)
APPENDIX A SAMPLE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER 185 (17)
Writer's Checklist
201(1)
APPENDIX B SHORTER ESSAYS (AND EXAMINATIONS) 202(8)
APPENDIX C BOOK REVIEWS 210 (13)
Writer's Checklist
222(1)
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STUDENT RESOURCES 223 (2)
CREDITS 225(1)
INDEX 226

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