Thomson Nelson Guide to Writing in History: First Edition by Jeffrey W. AlexanderThomson Nelson Guide to Writing in History: First Edition by Jeffrey W. Alexander

Thomson Nelson Guide to Writing in History: First Edition

byJeffrey W. Alexander, Joy Dixon

Hardcover | September 9, 2005

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Developed specifically for the Canadian marketplace, the Thomson Nelson Guide to Writing in History provides students with research and writing instruction specific to the discipline. The emphasis throughout the book is on 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. Full of practical information and examples, this brief guide can be used on its own or packaged with any of our history titles.
Jeff Alexander is an Assistant Professor with the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he teaches World History and the History of Modern Japan. His research focuses on Japan's twentieth century economic and industrial growth, and he also has an interest in the history of China, which he taught for the U...
Title:Thomson Nelson Guide to Writing in History: First EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:81 pages, 9 × 6.13 × 0.19 inPublished:September 9, 2005Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176251871

ISBN - 13:9780176251871


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