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History Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0618122850

ISBN-13: 9780618122851

Edition: 2003

Authors: Carol Berkin, Betty S. Anderson

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This affordable book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. The handbook also explores the use of technology in history courses, giving tips on how to conduct Internet research, evaluate the credibility of online materials, and correctly cite nontraditional sources. The first section of the book explains the relevance of history and the reasons for studying it. The handbook strengthens students' basic academic skills by offering guidelines for note taking, exam preparation, class presentations, primary-source analysis, research, citation, and more.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/26/2002
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 160
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Carol Berkin received her A.B. from Barnard College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She taught at Baruch College from 1972 to 2008 and has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983. She is currently Baruch Presidential Professor of History. Berkin is the author of Civil War Wives, Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence, A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist, and First Generations: Women in Colonial America, and numerous articles and reviews. She lives in New York City and Guilford, Connecticut.From the Hardcover edition.

Betty S. Anderson is Associate Professor of Middle East History at Boston University.

What Is History and Why Is It Important?
How Can I Succeed in My History Class?
What Will Help Me Most?
How Many Notes Should I Take During the Lecture?
Why Are Class Discussions Important?
Can I Ask the Professor for Help?
There's So Much Weekly Reading Assigned for the Class How?
Can I Ever Do It All?
Why Is This Textbook So Big?
How Can I Make the Textbook Manageable?
What Do I Highlight in the Textbook?
How Do I Study for History Tests?
What Kinds of Tests Will I Take in Class?
How Can I Improve My Performance on These In-Class Tests?
How Do I Complete the Take-Home Essay Exam?
How Do I Complete Online Tests?
How Do I Study for Any Test?
How Can Maps Help Me Understand History?
What Are the Different Kinds of Maps?
How Do I Read a Map?
How Can I Test My Map-Reading Skills?
How Can I Work Effectively with Primary, Secondary, and Fictional Sources in My History Class?
What Is a Primary Source?
What Is a Secondary Source?
What Questions Should I Ask When I Analyze or Evaluate Sources?
What Does the Professor Mean When Asking for the Historical Context of a Document?
Why Do My Sources Disagree?
Why Did My Professor Assign a Piece of Fiction in a History Class--and How Do I Evaluate It?
How Do I Manage Written Assignments?
What Sample Assignments Might I Find in My History Class?
How Do I Pick a Research Topic and Find Information for It?
How Do I Choose a Topic?
How Do I Choose a Note-Taking System?
How Is Research Conducted?
What Sources Should I Use?
How Do I Find Sources in the Library?
How Do I Conduct Research on the Web?
How Do I Find Historical Information in the Library and on the Web?
How Do I Write a Research Paper?
What Is the Difference Between an Analysis and a Narrative?
What Steps Should I Follow When Writing My Paper?
How Do I Join in Class Presentation Assignments and Debates Successfully?
What Is Involved in a Class Presentation?
What Is Role Playing?
What Is a Class Debate?
What Is Plagiarism and When Would I Be Cheating on My Paper?
What Is Plagiarism?
How Can I Recognize the Different Kinds of Plagiarism and Cheating?
How Can I Avoid Plagiarism?
What Information Do I Have to Cite?
What Kind of Information Must Be Cited?
What Kind of Infomaiton Does Not Have to Be Cited?
What Citation System Should I Use?
What Information Must Be Included in Footnotes, Endnotes, Parenthetical Citations, and Bibliographies?
What Is the Proper Form for the Second Citation of Any Source?
How Do I Cite Web Sites in My Paper?
This Isn't an English Class, So Why Do I Have to Correct My Grammar?
Why Is Grammar Important?
What Are the Most Common Grammatical Errors?
How Do I Make Computer Technology Work for Me?
How Do I Succeed in an Online Class?
What Are the Technical Issues?
What Is Email Etiquette?
What Are My Professor's Virtual Office Hours?
Does My Professor Have a Web Page for This Class?
How Can I Use the Computer to Create Different Kinds of Presentations and Papers?
What Must I Know to Succeed in an Online Class?
XIV. Are There Any Other Tips I Should Know?
Why Should I Go to Class?
How Can I Contact My Professor?
How Can I Avoid Problems in This Class?