Short Guide to Writing about History

ISBN-10: 0321435362
ISBN-13: 9780321435361
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $44.40
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Helping students get beyond merely compiling dates and facts,A Short Guide to Writing About Historyteaches them how to incorporate their own ideas into their papers and to tell a story about history that interests them and their peers.nbsp;Writing and researching processes; historical modes; technology and writing; documenting sources and plagiarism.nbsp;Intro to history survey, advanced courses.

Richard Marius, noted historian, novelist, and essayist, is the director of expository writing and senior lecturer in English at Harvard University. He is the author of several books, including a biography of Thomas More and most recently, the novel After the War.

Preface to the Sixth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Writing and History
Stories About the Past Intended to Be True
Writing History as a Way of Thinking
Basic Principles for History Essays
Writer's Checklist
Thinking About History
Questioning Sources
Historical Fallacies
Making Inferences
Evaluating Materials
Writer's Checklist
Modes of Historical Writing
Description
Writer's Checklist
Narrative
Writer's Checklist
Exposition
Writer's Checklist
Argument
Writer's Checklist
Gathering Information
Focusing on Your Topic
Considering Potential Sources
Doing Research
Writer's Checklist
Taking Notes and Writing Drafts
Recording Information and Ideas
Organizing Your Essay
Writer's Checklist
Writing and Revising Drafts
Writer's Checklist for Peer Editing
Writing in an Electronic Age
Inquiry
Research
Revision
Writer's Checklist
Writing Conventions and Style
Simple and Direct Writing
Writer's Checklist
Word Forms and Punctuation
Writer's Checklist
The Final Presentation
Documenting Sources
Basic Principles
Electronic Sources
Notes and Bibliographies
Note Citations Reference Chart
Bibliographic Citations Reference Chart
Sample Student Research Paper
Manifest Destiny: A Characteristic of Nations
Things to Notice About This Paper
Writer's Checklist
Book Reviews
Reviewing as a Special Form of Writing
A Sample Student Review
Things to Notice About These Reviews
Writer's Checklist
Short Writing Assignments
Writer's Checklist
Select Bibliography of Student Resources
Credits
Index

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