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A pocket guide to writing in history

Mary Lynn Rampolla

Boston : Bedford/St Martin's 2015

Available at GSU Library Atlanta  Atlanta Library North 1 - 2 Hour Reserve (User Services Desk)  (D13 .R295 2015 )()

  • Title:
    A pocket guide to writing in history
  • Other Titles: Writing in history
  • Author: Mary Lynn Rampolla
  • Subjects: Historiography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc; Historiography; Handbooks and manuals
  • 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.
    "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
  • Edition: Eighth edition..
  • Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St Martin's
  • Creation Date: 2015
  • Physical Description: vi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1457690888;ISBN9781457690884
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 894540582
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910198519402931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9925889753402952
  • Course Information: ATL_HIST_3000 : Intro to historical studies ; Null ; Reynolds, Douglas;

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