skip to content
Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History.

Author: Jim Cullen
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analyticallyCovers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cullen, Jim.
Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Cullen
ISBN: 9781444356779 1444356771
OCLC Number: 778339185
Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)
Contents: Cover; Praise for Essaying the Past; Other Books by Jim Cullen; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Student: Why Would You Look at a Book Like This?; Part I: Reading to Get Writing; Chapter 1: It's About Time; Living with the Past; Good History Gives You Hope; A Habit in Time; Chapter 2: What's the Story with History?; Disciplinary Measures: A Profession Takes Shape; Plural Pasts; Chapter 3: The Sources of History; Primary and Secondary Sources; Obscure References, Maine Events; Scarcity and Plenty; Chapter 4: Good Answers Begin with Good Questions. Good Students Have Answers Great Ones Have Questions; So What Do I Ask?; Chapter 5: Search Engines, Research Ingenuity; Net Gains --
and Losses; Stacks of Possibilities; Going by the Book; Notable Discoveries; Chapter 6: How to Read a Book without Ever Getting to Chapter One; Pressing Matters; Inside Information; Going Back, Going Forward; Topic Sentence Hopping; Chapter 7: Analysis: The Intersection of Reading and Writing; Making Sense; The Choice Factor; Thinking with Your Heart; Part II: Writing to Get Read; Chapter 8: Making a Case: An Argument in Three Parts; Reading Your Reader. Writing the EquationArguing About Time; Chapter 9: Defining Introductions; Introducing the Question; Introducing the Thesis (and Motive); Introducing the Key Term; Introducing the Premise; Watch Your Language: Diction; Chapter 10: Strong Bodies (I): The Work of Topic Sentences; Inter- and Intra-paragraph Organization; Directing Topic Sentence Traffic: Double Signposts; Clues for the Clueless: Breaking Down the Thesis; Don't Stick With the Facts; Chapter 11: Strong Bodies (II): Exposition and Evidence; Too Much of a Good Thing: Using Quotations Selectively; Seeing is Not Necessarily Believing. Beware of "Negroes" and "Orientals"Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics; Chapter 12: Strong Bodies (III): Counterargument and Counterevidence; Two Sides to Every Story --
At a Minimum; Don't Condescend; Show, Don't Tell; Chapter 13: Surprising Conclusions; Motivated Conclusions; Taking the Long View; Chapter 14: Writing is Rewriting: The Art of Revision; Conversation Counts; The Writer as Hotel Manager; Chapter 15: Putting It All Together: The Research Essay (A Case Study); Katie's Bibliography; Conclusion: The Love of History; Appendices; Appendix A: Writing an Essay: Ten Easy Steps in Review. Appendix B: Lending a Hand: Bibliographies and Footnotes1. Why cite my sources?; 2. When and where do I cite sources?; 3. How to I format a footnote?; 4. How do I format a bibliography?; Appendix C: Credit Scams: The Dangers of Plagiarism; Five reasons not to cheat on an essay assignment; Appendix D: Web of Lies? Weighing the Internet; What's the domain?; Who's the publisher?; Free or subscription?; Is it updated?; Appendix E: DBQs and Reviews; Document-Based Questions (DBQs); Book (or other) reviews; Appendix F: A Glossary of Key Terms; Appendix G: More Reading About Writing; Index.

Abstract:

Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analyticallyCovers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revisionAn annotated case study takes the reader through one student's process of writing an essay and illu.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/778339185> # Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "778339185" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864910983#Place/hoboken> ; # Hoboken
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/795090> ; # Academic writing
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958259> ; # History--Methodology
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061218> ; # History--Methodology
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958221> ; # Historiography
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864910983#Topic/geography> ; # Geography
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/907.2/> ;
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/51932230> ; # Jim Cullen
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "Cover; Praise for Essaying the Past; Other Books by Jim Cullen; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Introduction to the Student: Why Would You Look at a Book Like This?; Part I: Reading to Get Writing; Chapter 1: It's About Time; Living with the Past; Good History Gives You Hope; A Habit in Time; Chapter 2: What's the Story with History?; Disciplinary Measures: A Profession Takes Shape; Plural Pasts; Chapter 3: The Sources of History; Primary and Secondary Sources; Obscure References, Maine Events; Scarcity and Plenty; Chapter 4: Good Answers Begin with Good Questions."@en ;
   schema:description "Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analyticallyCovers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revisionAn annotated case study takes the reader through one student's process of writing an essay and illu."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/864910983> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864910983#CreativeWork/essaying_the_past_how_to_read_write_and_think_about_history> ;
   schema:name "Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History."@en ;
   schema:productID "778339185" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/778339185#PublicationEvent/hoboken_john_wiley_&_sons_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864910983#Agent/john_wiley_&_sons> ; # John Wiley & Sons
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=819368> ;
   schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=819368> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781444356779> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/778339185> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864910983#Agent/john_wiley_&_sons> # John Wiley & Sons
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "John Wiley & Sons" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061218> # History--Methodology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "History--Methodology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/795090> # Academic writing
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Academic writing"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958221> # Historiography
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Historiography"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/958259> # History--Methodology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "History--Methodology"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/51932230> # Jim Cullen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Cullen" ;
   schema:givenName "Jim" ;
   schema:name "Jim Cullen" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/864910983#CreativeWork/essaying_the_past_how_to_read_write_and_think_about_history>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/778339185> ; # Essaying the Past : How to Read, Write, and Think about History.
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781444356779>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1444356771" ;
   schema:isbn "9781444356779" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.