Writing History

Writing History : A Guide for Students

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This concise guide for undergraduate writers of history papers offers a wealth of tips and advice to help students sharpen their writing skills in general and to understand writing conventions unique to history specifically. Beginning with how historians find topics and research them, the book covers how to interpret source materials, draw inferences, and construct arguments. The book also includes clear, practical suggestions for avoiding plagiarism, learning citation styles, writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 10mm | 58.97g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195166094
  • 9780195166095
  • 1,310,452

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"Storey's book is a first-rate guide for students who are new to the field of history and to the processes of historical research and writing. He offers a useful framework for organizing and successfully completing a major research project in a history class."--Ellen Stroud, Oberlin College"It is rare that books about writing are well-written. This is a well-presented story that should keep students' attention throughout. It is also brilliantly practical. This is the computer manual that tells you to plug in the machine first. It is a work that students will read and that faculty can rely on."--Mark A. Kishlansky, Harvard Universityshow more

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