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A pocket guide to writing in history

Mary Lynn Rampolla (Author)
"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
Print Book, English, 2015
Eighth edition View all formats and editions
Bedford/St Martin's, Boston, 2015
manuals (instructional materials)
vi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9781457690884, 1457690888
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