The History Handbook / Edition 1

The History Handbook / Edition 1

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by Carol Berkin, Betty S. Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618122850

ISBN-13: 9780618122851

Pub. Date: 12/26/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Prepared by Carol Berkin of Baruch College, City University of New York and Betty Anderson of Boston University. This book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. Substantially less expensive than comparable skill-building texts, The History Handbook…  See more details below

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Prepared by Carol Berkin of Baruch College, City University of New York and Betty Anderson of Boston University. This book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. Substantially less expensive than comparable skill-building texts, The History Handbook also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618122851
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/26/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents


What Is History and Why Is It Important? 1. 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? 2. 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? 3. 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? 4. 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? 5. 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? 6. How Do I Manage Written Assignments? What Sample Assignments Might I Find in My History Class? 7. 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? 8. 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? 9. 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? 10. 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? 11. 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? 12. 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? 13. 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?

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