- By William Kelleher Storey

Writing History: A Guide for Students

  • Title: Writing History: A Guide for Students
  • Author: William Kelleher Storey
  • ISBN: 9780195166095
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Writing History A Guide for Students Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes The book cove

    Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing argumBringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, Writing History serves as an ideal supplement to history courses that require students to conduct research The second edition includes expanded sections on plagiarism, interviewing, and topic selection, as well as new sections on searching and using the Internet.

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    1. I found this book when I was an undergrad at the university. I wasn't supposed to be allowed to buy it because it was on the shelf meant for the grad students and their research class. I bought it--anyway because I didn't think I'd be going to grad school (shows what I know) and I wanted to understand research better so I could write better papers all around.I'm glad I bought it, though I understand there are more editions now with more updated references. Still, this one was worth the price and [...]

    2. Excellent for most who would write history papers for credit, or publication. You still have to have a style manual. Written for college or high school use, more likely even for graduate students. It deals with the main issues in writing clearly for history papers. I was more looking for a book on how to organize an oral history, and combine that with research tips to help me write a history of a town, and that was not this books focus. I did not give it five stars because it limits it's scope t [...]

    3. A pretty effective guide to writing history research papers; very practical and clear. I might assign or recommend it to students in intermediate-level college history courses. (It will be easier for students to understand than I.W. Mabbett's Writing History Essays, which I would employ only for pretty serious courses and students.) Unfortunately, the version I've read is the 1996 first edition, which is terribly dated in its discussion of electronic research. I would recommend only later editio [...]

    4. I read this work as an assignment for a graduate course in historical research methodology. The content was fairly basic in nature, but managed to provide minimal insight into research methods and style. Rather than this text, readers would be better served to pick up a copy of the Turabian guide.

    5. Very useful little book to read before writing a major paper. Definitely reminded me of a lot of things to keep in mind or on the back burner and to go over again while doing research or proofreading the final copy.

    6. This is one of the most important books i own. As a history major, i have used this book on literally every paper i have ever written since having it. If your a history major or just a student who has to write a lot of papers, this book has everything!

    7. Very helpful to read while finding evidence for my senior thesis. Will use as a guide during the writing process!

    8. I guess I never really read it all the way through but I have been through most of it. It helped me to write my 'A' papers in my college history classes.

    9. Good, concise guide to historical writing. Third edition includes updates about using Internet for research. Wish I could assign this to all of my HS students!

    10. A concise, well-written guide to historical research. Useful for the casual historian, the first-year undergrad, or a grad student working on their dissertation.

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