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The second edition of Essaying the Past features a varietyof updates and enhancements to further its standing as anindispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writinghistorical essays. * Includes expert advice on writing about history, conductinggood research, and learning how to think analytically * Includes a new chapter addressing common situations thatrepresent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to afinal version * Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing astrong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence,and the crucial role of…mehr

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The second edition of Essaying the Past features a varietyof updates and enhancements to further its standing as anindispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writinghistorical essays. * Includes expert advice on writing about history, conductinggood research, and learning how to think analytically * Includes a new chapter addressing common situations thatrepresent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to afinal version * Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing astrong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence,and the crucial role of revision * Includes an annotated case study that takes the reader throughone student's process of writing an essay, illustrating howstrategies in the text can be successfully implemented * New edition features updates to cultural references, a newlywritten preface, and reorganized table of contents

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Erscheinungstermin: 03.07.2012
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781118292655
  • Artikelnr.: 37355082
Autorenporträt
Jim Cullen teaches history at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. Cullen, a former Preceptor in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University, is the author of several books, including The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation (2003) and the forthcoming, provisionally titled Sensing the Past: Hollywood Actors as Historians.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface to the Second Edition viiPreface to the Third Edition xiPreface to the Fourth Edition xiiiAcknowledgments xviiIntroduction to the Student: Why Would You Look at a Book Like This? 1Part I Thinking and Reading about History 51 History: It's about Time 72 What's the Story with History? 153 The Sources of History 214 Good Answers Begin with Good Questions 315 Search Engines, Research Ingenuity 376 How to Read a Book without Ever Getting to Chapter One 47Part II Writing about History 617 Analysis: The Intersection of Reading and Writing 638 Making a Case: An Argument in Three Parts 739 Defining Introductions 8110 Strong Bodies (I): The Work of Topic Sentences 9511 Strong Bodies (II): Exposition and Evidence 10312 Strong Bodies (III): Counterargument and Counterevidence 11513 Surprising Conclusions 12314 Scaling the Summit: Crystallizing Your Argument 13115 Writing is Rewriting: The Art of Revision 13716 Putting It All Together: The Research Essay (A Case Study) 145Conclusion: The Love of History 165AppendicesA Writing an Essay: Ten Easy Steps in Review 169B Essay Varieties: DBQs, Reviews, and Comparison Assignments 171C Let's Give a Hand: Bibliographies and Footnotes 177D Credit Scams: The Dangers of Plagiarism 187E Web of Lies? Weighing the Internet 191F A Glossary of Key Terms 195G More Reading about Writing 201Index 203