By Mary Lynn Rampolla
A Pocket advisor to Writing in History is a short, reasonably cheap, and easy-to-use consultant to the writing and study talents wanted for undergraduate historical past classes. Its concise but finished insurance of each step of the learn and writing process—including distinctive suggestion on documenting resources and heading off plagiarism—have made A Pocket advisor to Writing in History the relied on selection in background.
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Writing a historical essay is a process of synthesis — pulling together different sources, thinking about their relationship, and drawing conclusions about what, taken together, they can tell you about your subject. This chapter provides advice on all aspects of writing short essays — relatively brief papers with limited sources and, frequently, an assigned topic. The techniques outlined here are also the fundamental skills you will need for writing a full-fledged research paper, which is described in more detail in Chapter 5.
For other kinds of documents, you might ask questions about the author and his or her intended audience. (For advice on evaluating primary sources, see 2b-1 and the Tips for Writers box on p. ) Focus your analysis on the assignment. Since the assignment focuses on Darrow and Bryan, you then need to think about what the transcript can tell us about their personalities, their understanding of the meaning of the trial, and their relationship to each other. The assignment first asks you to analyze the interaction between Bryan and Darrow.
116). Although Fletcher’s book is brief (161 pages), it is both scholarly and eminently readable, even for a nonspecialist, and provides a clearly argued introduction to the subject that elucidates both Muslim and Christian viewpoints. Footnotes enable the student to pursue the sources the author used, and a narrative bibliography provides suggestions for further reading. The book also includes a useful chronology. 3c Using primary sources As noted in Chapter 2, primary sources constitute the basic materials of historical research.
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (8th Edition) by Mary Lynn Rampolla