Essaying the Past How to Read, Write and Think about History

ISBN-10: 1444351400
ISBN-13: 9781444351408
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Jim Cullen
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays.Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analyticallyIncludes a new chapter addressing common situations that represent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to a final versionCovers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revisionIncludes an annotated case study that takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay, illustrating how strategies in the text can be successfully implementedNew edition features updates to cultural references, a newly written preface, and reorganized table of contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Student: Why Would You Look at a Book Like This?
Thinking and Reading About History
History: It's About Time
What's the Story with History?
The Sources of History
Good Answers Begin with Good Questions
Search Engines, Research Ingenuity
How to Read a Book without Ever Getting to Chapter One
Writing About History
Analysis: The Intersection of Reading and Writing
Making a Case: An Argument in Three Parts
Defining Introductions
Strong Bodies (I): The Work of Topic Sentences
Strong Bodies (II): Exposition and Evidence
Strong Bodies (III): Counterargument and Counterevidence
Surprising Conclusions
Scaling the Summit: Crystallizing Your Argument
Writing is Rewriting: The Art of Revision
Putting It All Together: The Research Essay (A Case Study)
Conclusion: The Love of History
Appendices
Writing an Essay: Ten Easy Steps in Review
Essay Varieties: DBQs, Reviews, and Comparison Assignments
Lets Give a Hand: Bibliographies and Footnotes
Credit Scams: The Dangers of Plagiarism
Web of Lies? Weighing the Internet
A Glossary of Key Terms
More Reading About Writing
Index

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