A short guide to writing about history
A Short Guide to Writing About History
"Richard A. Marius (late) - Melvin E. Page"
History is a story of events. "A Short Guide to Writing About History" helps students move beyond merely compiling dates and facts and teaches them how to express their ideas about history into their own story.
The principle of training students to think and write like an historian set forth by Richard Marius continues as A Short Guide to Writing About History remains the premier writing resource for all history students. Maintaining the exploration of the writing and researching processes, illustrations of the different modes of historical writing, and guidelines for improving style, the Sixth Edition has been augmented to address the key issues facing today's writer, with expanded coverage of technology and writing.Changes to the sixth editionThe sixth edition includes greater coverage devoted to the avoiding plagiarism. Complementing the "Writing in an Electronic Age" chapter, the key issues of using technology are now addressed throughout the text. Discussion of evaluating sources for writing has also been expanded throughout the sixth edition.
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This book is an excellent guide for people who are either new to or trying to improve their skills in researching and writing about history. It includes information on discriminating between sources, proper annotations, proper writing styles, and much more. There is also a very good bibliography at the end of the book with many further resources by excellent historians. If you want to research and write about history, this book is a great place to get started with developing the skills you need.
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This book actually really helped me throughout the last couple years of my undergraduate coursework, as it gave me vital information to allow me to strengthen my class papers, and write detailed ...
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1J Writing and History
Thinking About History
3 Modes of Historical Writing
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