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An ideal complement for any history course,A Short Guide to Writing about Historyhelps 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.
Table of Contents
|Writing and History|
|Stories about the Past Intended to be True|
|Writing History as a Way of Thinking|
|Basic Principles for History Essays|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist of Basic Principles|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism|
|Thinking about History|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist for Evaluation|
|Focusing on a Topic|
|Making Initial Inquiries|
|Identifying Key Sources|
|Concluding Your Research|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist for Research|
|Notes and Drafts|
|Recording Information and Ideas|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist for Taking Notes|
|Organizing Your Essay|
|Writing and Revising Drafts|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist for Peer Editing|
|Voice and Style|
|Modes of Writing Simple and Direct Writing|
|Word Forms and Punctuation|
|The Final Manuscript|
|Writerrsquo;s Checklist for Expression and Conventions|
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