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Learn to craft the perfect historical research paper with this approachable and practical guide Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History, 4th Edition continues the tradition of excellence established by the previous editions. Equal parts research manual, study guide, and introduction to the study of history, this book teaches readers how to write excellent historical prose with approachable strategies and actionable tips. Noted teacher and writer Jim Cullen has created an invaluable resource for novices and experts in the field of historical study, offering practical…mehr

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Learn to craft the perfect historical research paper with this approachable and practical guide Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History, 4th Edition continues the tradition of excellence established by the previous editions. Equal parts research manual, study guide, and introduction to the study of history, this book teaches readers how to write excellent historical prose with approachable strategies and actionable tips. Noted teacher and writer Jim Cullen has created an invaluable resource for novices and experts in the field of historical study, offering practical insights into determining how questions should be framed, developing strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing evidence, and properly revising your work. Essaying the Past includes six appendices covering the major issues facing students today, including the pitfalls and temptations of plagiarism and the role of the internet. It also contains an annotated case study outlining one student's process of writing an essay and demonstrating the application of the concepts contained within the book. Essaying the Past covers topics including: * How to think and read about history and ask the right questions about what you're reading * The three components of crafting a compelling argument * How to deal with counterarguments and counterevidence * How to properly construct a bibliography and insert footnotes * How to assess the credibility of online resources Perfect for students taking surveys or courses in methods or historiography, Essaying the Past also belongs on the bookshelf of anyone with even a passing interest in studying, researching, consuming, or writing about history.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 224
  • Erscheinungstermin: 25.08.2020
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119708407
  • Artikelnr.: 60113339
Autorenporträt
JIM CULLEN, PHD, received his doctorate in American Studies from Brown University and is the author of many books and anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared in prestigious publications, including The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN.com, the Journal of American History, and the American Historical Review. Jim has taught at Harvard University and Sarah Lawrence College and is a member of the faculty at the Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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