ESSAYING THE PAST BY JIM CULLEN PDF

Dalrajas Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Indeed, even at university it is often only the dissertation topic which is wholly a self-driven piece of work, from idea to question to end result. Using an informal style is beneficial, particularly for younger or more nervous students, as it creates a form of collective identity whilst also being strangely personal: Steven esssaying it really liked it Mar 21, Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips.

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Historiography Back cover copy Keeping pace with advancements in the digital age, this new edition of Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write and Think about History features timely updates and enhancements to its indispensible "nuts and bolts" approach to producing well written historical essays.

Part research manual, part practical study guide, and part introduction to the study of history itself, Essaying the Past offers concise guidance on all aspects of historical research and writing. A new chapter examines the process of transitioning arguments from rough first draft to a polished final version. Appendices address topical issues such as plagiarism, proper referencing of blogs, and the possibilities and limitations of the Internet. A key resource for all historical writers, Essaying the Past also helps develop the crucial analytical skills that facilitate independent thought--a process that extends beyond history writing and into many areas of life.

History: It s About Time 7 2. What s the Story with History? Th e Sources of History 21 4. Good Answers Begin with Good Questions 30 5. Search Engines, Research Ingenuity 37 6. Analysis: Th e Intersection of Reading and Writing 63 8. Defi ning Introductions 80 Surprising Conclusions Scaling the Summit: Crystallizing Your Argument Writing is Rewriting: Th e Art of Revision Jim Cullen tells students just what they need to know to write about the past.

Wadsworth, Stonehill College "A clear, concise and engaging guide to the practice of history. Jim Cullen excels in walking students through all the steps of researching and writing a persuasive paper. Students will find it informative and a pleasure to read. In analyzing the writing of history, he also shows why it matters. Its clear prose makes it much more accessible to younger students

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Essaying the Past is a useful, relatively clear guide on how to write and frame a history essay or research paper, with a structure which easily allows the reader to dip in and out of the book. Its clear prose makes it much more accessible to younger students, and removes ambiguity over what the author is saying. However, this accessibility raises questions about the primary target audience of the book. Style A particularly useful aspect of this book is the style in which it is written. There are a variety of references relating to widely known persons to help Cullen illustrate his point.

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