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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  308 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
A portable and affordable reference tool, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History provides reading, writing, and research advice useful to students in all history courses. Concise yet comprehensive advice on approaching typical history assignments, developing critical reading skills, writing effective history papers, conducting research, using and documenting sources, and avo ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 27th 2009 by Bedford/St. Martin's (first published March 1st 1995)
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Savannah McCauley
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Lynn Rampolla, an associate professor of history at Trinity Washington University, wrote A Pocket Guide to Writing in History in 2007. In 2015, Bedford/St Martin’s printed the newest version in Boston, Massachusetts. Writing in History gives students a portable, easy to read guide to help them in writing any history assignment, specifically at the undergraduate level. The book accomplishes this by providing easy to follow and sufficient advice on historical writing, but it lacks adequate ex ...more
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Steffany
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book A Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla provides readers with a basic understanding of the methods that should be used when writing historical documents. This book was published by Trinity Washington University in 2015. Rampolla is an associate professor of history at Trinity Washington University, she has various publications in the field, as well as a doctorate making her an expert in the field. After the seventh edition was created, it was reviewed by 221 other pro ...more
Eva Lucia
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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“A Pocket Guide to Writing in History” is a short but detailed description and introduction of how the academic student deals with history: how to read it, how to understand it and why we read history.

I used this source for an exam which dealt with a specific time period of British literature. When looking into literature, one cannot avoid looking into the same historical period and what occurred. In the course we investigated many historical sources, talked about t
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Christine B.
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
A short and straightforward book about writing in History courses. It covers what a thesis is, how to go from a paper 'topic' to an argument, the use and incorporation of primary and secondary sources, and has a good guide to writing papers. It also gives good examples of citations. A colleague included it on her syllabus for a research topics class so I read through it today. I very well may end up using it in my classes.
Taryn
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simple, straightforward and concise. Rampolla lays out everything you need to know in a logical manner, and makes the style known clearly. Easiest version of a style guide I've ever read. Absolute best version to use when writing in CMS.
Yehia Hassan
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب مهم ومفيد جدا لكل باحث وكاتب اكاديمي في التاريخ
Thomas Isern
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: methods
An efficient little guide for beginning historians. I think I will adopt it for my basic course in historical methods.
Mat Anderson
Jan 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Doesn't fit in pocket unless you're like really obese and wear giant pants, wear cargo pants from the 90s, or you're an NBA player who is 7 feet tall.
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