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A Short Guide to Writing about History
This short guide introduces students to historical research and discovery while teaching them how to write cogent history papers. Focusing on more than just the conventions of good writing, this supplement shows students first how to think about history, and then how to organize their thoughts into coherent essays. This book teaches students how to use and evaluate primary ...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Good Year Books
(first published October 1994)
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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 age and experience level. For a student who is new to research, all sections of the book will be helpful. Students with more experience will skim through a lot of common sense but are still likely to find helpful sections. I found the "basic principles of historical essays" to be helpful for clarif ...more