A Student's Guide to History

Author: Jules R. Benjamin

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312535025

Category: History

Page: 336

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A Student’s Guide to History provides the practical help students need to be effective in their history courses. In addition to introducing students to the nature of the discipline, it teaches a wide range of skills from preparing for exams to approaching common writing assignments, and it explains the research and documentation process using numerous examples throughout. With clear and accessible advice, A Student’s Guide to History is an indispensable resource for history students. New, easy-to-reference chapter organization. Shorter, more manageable chapters now focus on more specific concepts, such as building a history essay and documenting sources, so students can more easily find the information they need. Expanded coverage of working with sources. A new chapter explains how to examine any source of historical evidence — primary or secondary, written or nonwritten, print or digital. New Guidelines boxes for evaluating primary sources, a new section on sound and video recordings, new warnings about Wikipedia, and more on finding primary sources online equip students to engage in a wide range of historical work. More attention to analysis and argument. New sample writing assignments demonstrate how to analyze and compare primary and secondary sources and present theses with supporting evidence. The research chapters now offer more advice on developing a thesis, using evidence, formulating worthwhile research questions, and writing more persuasive papers. New visual citation guidelines boxes annotate sample pages from books, published letters, print articles, database articles, and Web sites, and key them to model notes and bibliographic entries to show students how to find publication information and properly cite these common sources.
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A Short Guide to Writing about History

Author: Richard Marius

Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

ISBN: 9780673523488

Category: History

Page: 205

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This 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. --From publisher's description.
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How to Write History that People Want to Read

Author: A. Curthoys,A. McGrath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304966

Category: History

Page: 265

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Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.
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Writing History

A Guide for Canadian Students

Author: William Kelleher Storey,Towser Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195427356

Category: Academic writing

Page: 134

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Writing History offers a wealth of advice to help students research and write assignments for history classes. Designed for Canadian students in all areas of the discipline, this book includes up-to-date information and examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians on finding a research topic, interpreting source materials, performing internet searches, avoiding plagiarism, and more. With an expanded section on using online resources and a new chapter on writing assignments, including research proposals, book reviews, and essay exams, Writing History is an ideal supplement to any history course that requires students to conduct research.
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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays

Author: Katherine Pickering Antonova

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190271159

Category: Education

Page: 330

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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is a step-by-step guide to the typical assignments of any undergraduate or master's-level history program in North America. Effective writing is a process of discovery, achieved through the continual act of making choices--what to include or exclude, how to order elements, and which style to choose--each according to the author's goals and the intended audience. The book integrates reading and specialized vocabulary with writing and revision and addresses the evolving nature of digital media while teaching the terms and logic of traditional sources and the reasons for citation as well as the styles. This approach to writing not only helps students produce an effective final product and build from writing simple, short essays to completing a full research thesis, it also teaches students why and how an essay is effective, empowering them to approach new writing challenges with the freedom to find their own voice.
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Writing History Essays

Author: I.W. Mabbett

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137543671

Category: History

Page: 208

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To write a good history essay, you need to have a solid understanding of both technique and history as a discipline. In this new edition, Ian Mabbett carefully takes you through every step of writing a history essay, from reading sources critically and taking notes, to planning and drafting the essay itself.
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Going to the Sources

A Guide to Historical Research and Writing

Author: Anthony Brundage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119262747

Category: History

Page: 176

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It’s been almost 30 years since the first edition of Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing was first published. Newly revised and updated, the sixth edition of this bestselling guide helps students at all levels meet the challenge of writing their first (or their first “real”) research paper. Presenting various schools of thought, this useful tool explores the dynamic, nature, and professional history of research papers, and shows readers how to identify, find, and evaluate both primary and secondary sources for their own writing assignments. This new edition addresses the shifting nature of historical study over the last twenty years. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing includes: A new section analyzing attempts by authors of historical works to identify and cultivate the appropriate public for their writings, from scholars appealing to a small circle of fellow specialists, to popular authors seeking mass readership A handy style guide for creating footnotes, endnotes, bibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly used abbreviations Advanced Placement high school and undergraduate college students taking history courses at every level will benefit from the engaging, thoughtful, and down-to-earth advice within this hands-on guide.
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History Skills

A Student's Handbook

Author: Mary Abbott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035608

Category: History

Page: 160

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Degree-level history is characterized not only by knowledge and understanding of the human past, but by a battery of skills and qualities which are as directly applicable to employment as to professional postgraduate training or academic research. History Skills gives frank and practical help to students throughout their university course with advice on: research methods taking notes participating in class coursework examinations the dissertation. Designed as a guide to success, the book helps to develop the critical skills that students need to get the most out of their course. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account digital resources and the benefits and risks associated with online research. New chapters on the first-year experience and employability help students to adjust to the way history is taught at university and explore the opportunities available to them after graduating. Offering an unrivalled ‘insider’s view’ of what it takes to succeed, History Skills provides the comprehensive toolkit for all history students.
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The Historian's Toolbox

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

Author: Robert C. Williams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765633280

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. GIS and CSI examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. Too Much Information treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history. A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.
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Writing a Thesis

A Guide to Long Essays and Dissertations

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 2023

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This practical text aims to stimulate literary and historical research on the one hand, while disciplining it on the other. Although written primarily with students of literature and history in mind, it deals with issues of equal concern to students of law, social sciences and the physical sciences. Any student faced with a thesis, dissertation or extended essay should find it helpful and entertaining in equal measure.
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