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A pocket guide to writing in history

Author: Mary Lynn Rampolla
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St Martin's, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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"A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is a brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use guide to the writing and research skills needed for undergraduate history courses. Its concise yet comprehensive coverage of every step of the research and writing process--including detailed advice on documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism--have made A Pocket Guide to Writing in History the trusted choice in history." -- Publisher's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lynn Rampolla
ISBN: 1457690888 9781457690884
OCLC Number: 894540582
Description: vi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Why study history? 1a. Asking historical questions ; 1b. Developing historical thinking skills --
2. Working with sources. 2a. Identifying historical sources ; 2b. Evaluating sources --
3. Approaching typical assignments in history. 3a. Reading actively in history ; 3b. Writing about reading ; 3c. Using primary sources ; 3d. Using secondary sources ; 3e. Writing about film ; 3f. Taking history exams --
4. Following conventions of writing in history. 4a. Approaching a history assignment ; 4b. Thinking like a historian ; 4c. Developing a thesis ; 4d. Constructing an argument ; 4e. Organizing your paper ; 4f. Revising for content and organization ; 4g. Editing for style and grammar --
5. Writing a research paper. 5a. Moving from topic to research question ; 5b. Developing a research plan ; 5c. Conducting research ; 5d. Taking effective research notes ; 5e. Developing a working thesis ; 5f. Making an outline ; 5g. Revising and editing your paper --
6. Plagiarism : what it is and how to avoid it. 6a. What is plagiarism? ; 6b. Avoiding plagiarism ; 6c. Plagiarism and the Internet --
7. Quoting and documenting sources. 7a. Using quotations ; 7b. Documenting sources ; 7c. Documentation models ; 7d. Sample pages from a student research paper.
Other Titles: Writing in history
Responsibility: Mary Lynn Rampolla.

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"A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is a brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use guide to the writing and research skills needed for undergraduate history courses. Its concise yet comprehensive coverage of every step of the research and writing process--including detailed advice on documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism--have made A Pocket Guide to Writing in History the trusted choice in history." -- Publisher's description

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