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ISBN-10 020511864XISBN-13 9780205118649
ISBN-10 0205118607ISBN-13 9780205118601
Author(s): Richard Marius; Melvin E. Page
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 240

A Short Guide to Writing about Historyis an ideal complement for any history course intended to teach students to think and write like historians.  This engaging and practical text will teach students how to go beyond reporting the basic dates and facts of their history books and show them how to infuse their writing with their own ideas and unique perspective.

Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.