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Short Guide to Writing about History, A,9780321435361

Short Guide to Writing about History, A

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321435361

ISBN10:
0321435362
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

The principles of training students to think and write like historians set forth by Richard Marius continue as A Short Guide to Writing About History remains the premier writing resource for all history students. The sixth edition, with expanded coverage of technology and writing, has been updated to address key issues facing today's writer. It continues to explore the writing and researching processes, illustrate the different modes of historical writing, and provide guidelines for improving style.

Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION ix
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION xii
1 WRITING AND HISTORY 1(28)
STORIES ABOUT THE PAST INTENDED TO BE TRUE
1(3)
WRITING HISTORY AS A WAY OF THINKING
4(4)
BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR HISTORY ESSAYS
8(21)
Writer's Checklist
28(1)
2 THINKING ABOUT HISTORY 29(26)
QUESTIONING SOURCES
32(8)
HISTORICAL FALLACIES
40(2)
MAKING INFERENCES
42(6)
EVALUATING MATERIALS
48(7)
Writer's Checklist
54(1)
3 MODES OF HISTORICAL WRITING 55(24)
DESCRIPTION
57(4)
Writer's Checklist
61(1)
NARRATIVE
61(6)
Writer's Checklist
67(1)
EXPOSITION
67(5)
Writer's Checklist
71(1)
ARGUMENT
72(7)
Writer's Checklist
77(2)
4 GATHERING INFORMATION 79(27)
FOCUSING ON YOUR TOPIC
80(5)
CONSIDERING POTENTIAL SOURCES
85(8)
DOING RESEARCH
93(13)
Writer's Checklist
105(1)
5 TAKING NOTES AND WRITING DRAFTS 106(21)
RECORDING INFORMATION AND IDEAS
110(7)
ORGANIZING YOUR ESSAY
117(5)
Writer's Checklist
121(1)
WRITING AND REVISING DRAFTS
122(5)
Writer's Checklist for Peer Editing
126(1)
6 WRITING IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE 127(23)
INQUIRY
129(6)
RESEARCH
135(9)
REVISION
144(6)
Writer's Checklist
149(1)
7 WRITING CONVENTIONS AND STYLE 150(23)
SIMPLE AND DIRECT WRITING
151(12)
Writer's Checklist
162(1)
WORD FORMS AND PUNCTUATION
163(8)
Writer's Checklist
170(1)
THE FINAL PRESENTATION
171(2)
8 DOCUMENTING SOURCES 173(20)
BASIC PRINCIPLES
175(4)
ELECTRONIC SOURCES
179(6)
NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES
185(8)
Note Citations Reference Chart
187(4)
Biblioaraphic Citations Reference Chart
191(2)
APPENDIX A SAMPLE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER 193(17)
MANIFEST DESTINY: A CHARACTERISTIC OF NATIONS
194(14)
THINGS TO NOTICE ABOUT THIS PAPER
208(2)
Writer's Checklist
209(1)
APPENDIX B BOOK REVIEWS 210(13)
REVIEWING AS A SPECIAL FORM OF WRITING
210(7)
A SAMPLE STUDENT REVIEW
217(4)
THINGS TO NOTICE ABOUT THESE REVIEWS
221(2)
Writer's Checklist
221(2)
APPENDIX C SHORT WRITING ASSIGNMENTS 223(8)
Writer's Checklist
230(1)
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STUDENT RESOURCES 231(2)
CREDITS 233(2)
INDEX 235


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