Writing History : A Guide for Students / Edition 2

Writing History : A Guide for Students / Edition 2

by William Kelleher Storey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195166094

ISBN-13: 9780195166095

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and…  See more details below

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Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, Writing History serves as an ideal supplement to history courses that require students to conduct research. The second edition includes expanded sections on plagiarism, interviewing, and topic selection, as well as new sections on searching and using the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195166095
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Getting Started3
Ch. 2Interpreting Source Materials17
Ch. 3Writing History Faithfully25
Ch. 4Use Sources to Make Inferences45
Ch. 5Get Writing!61
Ch. 6Build an Argument67
Ch. 7Narrative Techniques for Historians81
Ch. 8Writing Sentences in History87
Ch. 9Choose Precise Words95
Ch. 10Revising and Editing107
Notes113
Index117

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