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Writing for College History

ISBN-10: 061830603X
ISBN-13: 9780618306039
Edition: 2004
Authors: Robert M. Frakes
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396

This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, European history, and world civilization guides students through the types of writing assignments they encounter in history courses. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course. This book includes chapters on short writing assignments and progressively moves on to longer assignments, including the essay exam, the five-page paper, and the research paper. This pedagogy accounts for all students, including those who may be studying history to fulfill a requirement.

Short Writing Assignments
The Sentence
The Sentence as Building Block
The Paragraph
The History Identification Paragraph
The Paragraph as Building Block of the Essay
The Journal as a Writing Assignment
The Letter as a Writing Assignment
Conclusion: Clarity and Content
The In-Class Essay
The Five-Paragraph (or more) Essay
Primary Sources and Point of View
Time Budgeting for Essays
The Thesis
Conclusion: Studying for In-Class Essay Examinations
The Five-Page Paper
The Thesis of the Paper
Sample Outlines
Plagiarism
Citation of Sources
The Internet as a Resource
Examples of Good and Bad Five-Page Papers
Conclusion: Revising the Draft
The Research Paper
Types of Papers
Defining the Topic
Using Primary and Secondary Sources
The Internet as a Resource
Structure and Organization
Rules for Layout or Appearance
Conclusion: Revising the Research Paper
Examples of Introductions and Conclusions of Research Papers
Appendices
Common Mistakes
Sample Citations
Sample Bibliography
Classic History Essay Questions

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