A short guide to writing about history

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Pearson/Longman, 2007 - History - 242 pages
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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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User Review  - davidpwithun - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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This guide to writing history is intended for younger students who are new to historical research. The tone seems directed towards undergraduates, but much of the advice is relevant to students of any ... Read full review


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Thinking About History
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