Nelson Guide To Writing In History

Paperback | February 3, 2009

byJeffrey W. Alexander, Joy Dixon

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Developed specifically for the Canadian marketplace, the Nelson Guide to Writing in History provides students with research and writing instruction specific to the discipline. The book emphasizes what it means to think and write historically, and the authors provide step-by-step instructions on how to cope with the variety of assignments commonly expected of students in history courses. Using practical information and examples, it is designed to help students research and write historical essays and learn to think about primary and secondary sources as a historian would. This brief guide can be used on its own or packaged with any Nelson or Cengage history title.

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Developed specifically for the Canadian marketplace, the Nelson Guide to Writing in History provides students with research and writing instruction specific to the discipline. The book emphasizes what it means to think and write historically, and the authors provide step-by-step instructions on how to cope with the variety of assignmen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6.13 × 0.25 inPublished:February 3, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176500286

ISBN - 13:9780176500283

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductioni. Why We Wrote This Guide and How to Use Itii. What It Means to Write HistoricallyChapter 1: Historical Sources and Research StrategiesIntroduction: How to Read Your Sources1.1 Primary Sources1.2 Secondary Sources1.3 Online Sources1.4 Visual Sources1.5 Artifacts and Material Culture1.6 Oral Histories1.7 StatisticsChapter 2: Common Writing Assignments in History - Their Purposes and AimsIntroduction2.1 Exams - Writing Effective "Short Answer" and "Essay Question" Answers2.2 Journal Entries/Reading Responses2.3 Summaries2.4 Primary Source or Document Analysis2.5 Bibliographic Essays2.6 Book Reviews2.7 Historiographical Papers2.8 Research Proposals2.9 Research EssaysChapter 3: Research Essays: The Writing Process from Start to FinishIntroduction3.1 Choosing a Topic3.2 Researching Your Paper3.3 Reading Your Sourcesa) Primary Sourcesb) Secondary Sources3.4 Developing an Argument: Formulating a Thesis Statement3.5 Planning Your Paper3.6 Writing an Introduction3.7 The Body of the Paper: Presenting your Evidencea) Building your Caseb) Quoting and Paraphrasing your Sourcesc) Keeping the Reader in Mind: Defining Your Terms Clearly3.8 Writing for Your Audience: Format, Tips, and Pitfalls to Avoid3.9 Drawing Conclusions: Making Effective Closing Arguments3.10 Editing and Proofreading Your Paper3.11 Common Written Format for Research Essays in HistoryChapter 4: Citations: Documenting Your ClaimsIntroduction: The Importance of Citations4.1 Common Questions about Citations: When and Why to Use Them4.2 Plagiarism4.3 Citation Styles4.4 Basic Citation Examples for Footnotes/Endnotes and Bibliographies in Chicago Stylea) Book by a Single Author, Co-Authors, or a Corporationb) Journal Articles and Periodicals without Continuous Paginationc) Other Periodicals (Newspaper/Magazine Articles)d) Article or Chapter in a Multi-author Work, Anthology, or Compendiume) Online Sources, E-Journalsf) Government Publicationsg) Video Recordings, DVD-ROMs, CD-ROMsh) Other Sources4.5 Subsequent Citations for Footnotes and Endnotes: The ShortcutsConclusionFor Further ReadingIndex