Writing History A Guide for Students

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/10/2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them,interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, WritingHistory serves as an ideal supplement to history courses that require students to conduct research. The second edition includes expanded sections on plagiarism, interviewing, and topic selection, as well as new sections on searching and using the Internet.

Author Biography

William Kelleher Storey is Associate Professor of History at Millsaps College.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Interpreting Source Materials
Writing History Faithfully
Use Sources to Make Inferences
Get Writing!
Build an Argument
Narrative Techniques for Historians
Writing Sentences in History
Choose Precise Words
Revising and Editing
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