Guide to Your History Course What Every Student Needs to Know

ISBN-10: 0131850873

ISBN-13: 9780131850873

Edition: 2009

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Like a reliable travel guide, this guidebook assists students as they ldquo;travelrdquo; through their history courses.nbsp; Easy-to-use and informative,A Guide to Your History Courseincludes valuable tips on how to study textbooks, how to write papers, how to avoid plagiarism, and even how history as a discipline works.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
How and When to Use This Book
What Is History and Why Is It Important?
Why Study History?
What Is History?
Behind the Scenes: The Historians' World
Historians' Purposes: Why Historians Study History
What Historians Do
Research and Writing
Evidence
Reliability of Evidence
Interpretations and Debates
Recent Approaches in History
How to Study History
General Principles of Effective Study
Textbooks
Lectures
Maps
Primary-Source Documents
Interpretive Essays and Books
Historical Novels and Other Fiction
Paintings, Photographs, and Other Graphic Material
Films and Videotapes
How to Participate Effectively in Class
Discussions
Presentations
Group Projects
Success with Tests
Studying for Tests
During the Test
Using the Internet to Study History
Know How Your History Course Uses the Internet
Use E-Mail Effectively
The World Wide Web
Finding Material on the Internet
How to Write Short Papers for History Classes
How to Write Efficiently
Writing Short Essays
Writing Comparisons
Writing Book Reviews
How to Write Research Papers
Choosing a Subject
Creating a Bibliography
Planning and Keeping Track of Your Research
Finding Sources
Getting Information and Taking Notes
Organizing Your Paper and Preparing to Write
Writing a First Draft
Revisions, the Final Draft, and Proofreading
How to Cite Your Sources
Citations: When, Why, and How to Use Them
Endnote and Footnotes Forms
A Reference Guide to Successful Writing
Include a Title
Make the First Sentence Independent of the Title
Every Paper Should Have an Introduction, a Body, and a Conclusion
State a Thesis
Use Quotations Effectively
Write Simply
Avoid Jargon and Cliches
Write with a Degree of Formality
Use the Active, Not the Passive, Voice
Use the Past Tense
Write Concisely
Avoid Common Pitfalls
Revise and Proofread
Plagiarism and How to Avoid It
Credits
Index
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