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Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. * Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically * Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision * An annotated case study takes the reader through one student's process of writing an essay…mehr

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Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. * Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically * Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision * An annotated case study takes the reader through one student's process of writing an essay and illustrates how strategies discussed in the book can be successfully implemented * Six appendices cover the major issues facing students today, such as the dangers of plagiarism and the role of the internet

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Erscheinungstermin: 06.10.2016
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119111948
  • Artikelnr.: 46757602
Autorenporträt
Jim Cullen teaches history at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York, USA. He was previously a Preceptor in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University, USA. He is the author of nine books, among them Imperfect Presidents: Tales of Misadventure and Triumph (2007), The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation (2003), and Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition (1997).
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