Pocket Guide to Writing History / Edition 3

Pocket Guide to Writing History / Edition 3

by Mary Lynn Rampolla
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312247664

ISBN-13: 9780312247669

Pub. Date: 01/01/1901

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Small, inexpensive, and designed with the history student in mind. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is a brief text for students to use as a reference in both introductory and advanced history courses.

Covers a wide range of issues relevant to writing and research in history. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History covers working with sources, typical assignments

Overview

Small, inexpensive, and designed with the history student in mind. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is a brief text for students to use as a reference in both introductory and advanced history courses.

Covers a wide range of issues relevant to writing and research in history. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History covers working with sources, typical assignments in history, conducting research and writing a research paper, the conventions of writing in the discipline, and quoting and documenting sources. Based on the Chicago Manual of Style, the more than 40 documentation models have been updated and expanded to include more help in documenting online sources.

Useful appendix of resources in history now includes an expanded section on Internet resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312247669
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/01/1901
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
112

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction: How Historians Work
1(6)
Historical questions
1(2)
Historical sources
3(3)
Primary sources
3(1)
Secondary sources
4(1)
Primary or secondary?
5(1)
Evaluating sources
5(1)
How this manual can help you
6(1)
Approaching Typical Assignments in History
7(14)
Reading critically
7(3)
Writing history papers
10(9)
Summaries
10(1)
Book reviews
11(1)
Annotated bibliographies
12(1)
History papers: General approaches
13(1)
Short essays
14(1)
Historiographic essays
14(4)
Revising and editing your paper
18(1)
Taking essay exams
19(2)
Preparing for the exam
19(1)
The week before the exam
20(1)
Taking the exam
20(1)
Writing a Research Paper
21(7)
Thinking about your topic
22(1)
Taking effective research notes
23(1)
Getting ready to write
24(3)
Revising your research paper
27(1)
Following Conventions of Writing in History
28(13)
Considering the whole paper
28(8)
Your relationship to your subject
28(1)
The introduction and thesis
29(3)
The body
32(4)
The conclusion
36(1)
Considering word choice and grammar
36(5)
Word choice
36(2)
Tense
38(1)
Voice
38(2)
Use of the pronouns I, me, and you
40(1)
Quoting and Documenting Sources
41(33)
Using quotations
41(3)
Conventions for using quotations
43(1)
Avoiding plagiarism
44(3)
Paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism
45(2)
Citing sources to avoid plagiarism
47(1)
Downloading Internet sources carefully
47(1)
Documenting sources
47(2)
Footnotes or endnotes
47(1)
Bibliography
48(1)
The author-date method
48(1)
Documenting online sources
49(1)
Using quotations and documenting sources: A sample paragraph
49(1)
Documentation models: Notes and bibliographic entries
50(22)
Models for footnotes or endnotes
51(12)
Models for bibliography entries
63(9)
Sample bibliography
72(2)
Appendix A. Writing Guides of Interest to Historians 74(1)
General writing guides
74(1)
Guides to writing in history
74(1)
Appendix B. Library Resources in History 75(1)
Indexes and bibliographies
75(1)
Where to find overviews of topics in history
76(1)
Where to find concise information
77(1)
Where to find primary sources
78(2)
Internet resources
80

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