By Mary Lynn Rampolla

ISBN-10: 0312610416

ISBN-13: 9780312610418

Pages note: PDF has 173 pages, identify has one hundred sixty pages
Publish 12 months note: First released March 1st 1995, first edition
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An crucial writing, analyzing, and examine software for all background scholars, A Pocket consultant to Writing in History deals a best-selling mixture of concise but accomplished recommendation in a conveyable and available layout.

This quick-reference consultant offers a realistic creation to ordinary background assignments, workout serious analyzing abilities, comparing and documenting resources, writing powerful background papers, carrying out learn, and keeping off plagiarism. development on its time-tested technique, the 7th variation bargains increased, hands-on information for writing and studying within the electronic age, and extra assurance on operating with fundamental and secondary resources.

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What do we know about the political leanings of the New York Times in 1925? Was it conservative? Liberal? Neutral? • Who read the Times, and what political, social, or economic groups did these readers represent? 2. New York Times, July 21, 1925, in Jeffrey P. Moran, The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002), 161. ind 35 Using primary sources 3c 35 Focus your analysis on the assignment. Since the assignment asks you to compare the two sources, you should consider both the similarities and the differences in the sources and how the sources relate to each other.

Make sure you understand what each question is really asking. You will not gain points by scribbling down everything you know about the development of Chinese politics from the tenth century through the fifteenth century when the question asks you to discuss the impact of the Mongol invasion in 1260. • If you are offered a choice, make sure you answer the question you can answer best. This may not always be the one you are drawn to first. One great insight about the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi will not be enough to write a good essay about Maori-British relations in nineteenth-century New Zealand.

However, history students are frequently given shorter writing assignments with which they may be less familiar: summaries and annotated bibliographies; short papers in which they analyze or compare primary sources; critiques of books or journal articles; historiographic essays; and film reviews. Each of these assignments is based on close, careful reading of one or more texts, and reading accurately, critically, and analytically is in itself a typical assignment in a history class. This chapter introduces you to the process of reading actively and discusses some typical writing assignments.

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