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Writing for College History : A Short Handbook

Writing for College History : A Short Handbook - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618306039

Cover of Writing for College History : A Short Handbook 04 (ISBN 978-0618306039)
ISBN13: 978-0618306039
ISBN10: 061830603X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2004
International: No

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Writing for College History : A Short Handbook - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618306039

Robert M. Frakes

ISBN13: 978-0618306039
ISBN10: 061830603X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, western civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

Within a mere 112 pages, this book includes chapters on short writing assignments--beginning with the sentence--and progressively moves on to longer assignments, including the essay exam, the five-page paper, and the research paper. This pedagogy accounts for all students, including those who may be studying history to fulfill a requirement.

Author Bio

Frakes, Robert M. : Clarion University

Table of Contents

1. Short Writing Assignments

1.1 The Sentence
1.2 The Sentence as Building Block
1.3 The Paragraph
1.4 The History Identification Paragraph
1.5 The Paragraph as Building Block of the Essay
1.6 The Journal as a Writing Assignment
1.7 The Letter as a Writing Assignment
1.8 Conclusion: Clarity and Content

2. The In-Class Essay

2.1 The Five-Paragraph (or more) Essay
2.2 Primary Sources and Point of View
2.3 Time Budgeting for Essays
2.4 The Thesis
2.5 Conclusion: Studying for In-Class Essay Examinations

3. The Five-Page Paper

3.1 The Thesis of the Paper
3.2 Sample Outlines
3.3 Plagiarism
3.4 Citation of Sources
3.5 The Internet as a Resource
3.6 Examples of Good and Bad Five-Page Papers
3.7 Conclusion: Revising the Draft

4. The Research Paper

4.1 Types of Papers
4.2 Defining the Topic
4.3 Using Primary and Secondary Sources
4.4 The Internet as a Resource
4.5 Structure and Organization
4.6 Rules for Layout or Appearance
4.7 Conclusion: Revising the Research Paper
4.8 Examples of Introductions and Conclusions of Research Papers

Appendices

1. Common Mistakes
2. Sample Citations
3. Sample Bibliography
4. Classic History Essay Questions