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Table of Contents
1. The Subject of History and How To Use it
What History Can Tell You
How Historians Work
Approaches to History
How You Can Use Your History Skills
2. Succeeding in Your History Class
Keeping Up With Reading Assignments
Taking Notes in Class
Interactive Course Content
3. Working with Different Types of Historical Evidence
When a Secondary Source Becomes a Primary One
Accessing Sources in Print, in Person, and Online
Reading Written Sources
“Reading” Non-Written Sources
4. Evaluating Historical Evidence
Interpreting Sources and Taking Notes
5. Writing Assignments: From Source Analysis to Comparative Critique
Writing about Primary Sources
Writing about Secondary Sources
Writing Short Essays
6. Building a History Essay: From Thesis to Conclusion
Why Clear Writing is Important
Preparing to Write
Drafting Your Essay
Revising Your Essay
Proofreading Your Essay
The Danger of Plagiarism
7. Conducting Research in History
Beginning the Research Process
8. Writing a Research Paper
Asserting Your Thesis
Organizing Your Evidence with a Writing Outline
Writing the Text
Revising and Rewriting
9. Example of a Research Paper
A Sample Research Paper
10. Documenting a Research Paper
Formatting Footnotes and Endnotes
Organizing a Bibliography
Appendix A: Resources for History Research
Appendix B: Historical Sources in Your Own Backyard