History Skills: A Student's Handbook by Mary AbbottHistory Skills: A Student's Handbook by Mary Abbott

History Skills: A Student's Handbook

byMary AbbottEditorMary Abbott

Paperback | October 10, 2008

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Degree-level history is characterized not only by knowledge and understanding of the human past, but by a battery of skills and qualities which are as directly applicable to employment as to professional postgraduate training or academic research.History Skillsgives frank and practical help to students throughout their university course with advice on:

  • research methods
  • taking notes
  • participating in class
  • coursework
  • examinations
  • the dissertation.

Designed as a guide to success, the book helps to develop the critical skills that students need to get the most out of their course.

This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account digital resources and the benefits and risks associated with online research. New chapters on the first-year experience and employability help students to adjust to the way history is taught at university and explore the opportunities available to them after graduating.

Offering an unrivalled 'insider's view' of what it takes to succeed,History Skillsprovides the comprehensive toolkit for all history students.

Mary Abbottis Principal Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University. Her previous publications includeFamily Ties(1993),Life Cycles in England 1560'1720(1996) andFamily Affairs: A history of the family in 20th century England(2003). She is a member of the Higher Education Academy's History Advisory Panel.
Title:History Skills: A Student's HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.5 inPublished:October 10, 2008Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415466903

ISBN - 13:9780415466905


Table of Contents

1. The First Year ExperienceSean Lang  2. Benchmarks Mary Abbott  3. Sources and Resources  4. Libraries ' Physical and Virtual Penny King  5. Note MakingMary Abbott  6. Classes: Preparation and Participation Susan O'Brien and Tony Kirby  7. Writing AssignmentsMary Abbott  8. Examinations Adrian Gregory  9. The Dissertion or Major Project Tony Kirby  10. Employability Mary Abbott.  Historical TermsTony Kirby