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A Short Guide to Writing about History / Edition 9

A Short Guide to Writing about History / Edition 9

by Richard A. Marius (late), Melvin E. Page
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ISBN-13: 9780321953292
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 894,458
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents



1 Writing and History

Stories About the Past Intended to Be True

Writing History as a Way of Thinking

Basic Principles for History Essays

Writer’s Checklist of Basic Principles

Paraphrase and Plagiarism

Writer’s Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism

2 Thinking About History

Historical Questioning

Historical Fallacies

Making Inferences

Evaluating Materials

Writer’s Checklist for Evaluation

3 Gathering Information

Focusing on a Topic

Making Initial Inquiries

Identifying Key Sources

Concluding Your Research

Writer’s Checklist for Research

4 Notes and Drafts

Recording Information and Ideas

Writer’s Checklist for Taking Notes

Organizing Your Essay

Writing and Revising Drafts

Writer’s Checklist for Peer Editing

5 Voice and Style

Modes of Writing

Simple and Direct Writing

Word Forms and Punctuation

The Final Presentation

Writing for Speaking

Writer’s Checklist for Expression and Conventions

6 Documenting Sources

Basic Principles

Electronic Sources

Notes and Bibliographies

Writer’s Checklist of Source Citations

Appendix A Sample Student Research Paper

Manifest Destiny: A Characteristic of Nations

Things to Notice About This Paper

Writer’s Checklist for Sample Research Paper

Appendix B Writing Reviews

Reviewing as a Special Form of Writing

A Sample Student Review

Thomas Fleming’s Discovery of Another War

Things to Notice About This Review

Writer’s Checklist for Reviews

Appendix C Short Essay Assignments

Writer’s Checklist for Short Essays

Select Bibliography of Student Resources

Text Credits


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