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by William Kelleher Storey

Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides students with a wealth of tips and advice on the ways professional historians write. A simple, concise manual, it covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. Using numerous examples from the work of cultural, political, and social historians, it deals with the history of every continent and serves as an ideal supplement to all history courses where writing is required. The volume is further enhanced by three closing chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. It also features a glossary of usage focusing on the special needs of history writers. Addressing the problems that all historians face when writing, Writing History is a perfect guide for graduate and undergraduate history students in need of writing advice.
Download Writing History: A Guide for Students epub
ISBN: 0195122208
ISBN13: 978-0195122206
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: William Kelleher Storey
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 12, 1998)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1183 kb
FB2 size: 1692 kb
Rating: 4.7
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For those of you who don't want to suffer from grammar overload, I highly recommend this volume. The book is fairly short, but each chapter offers the basic information needed to write your history paper. Additionally, Storey's writing style is light, and in some places quite humorous -- which is a pleasant bonus in a writing manual. Each chapter is broken down into nice, small sections that can be read in a few minutes each. This is great if you have a lot of small breaks during the day instead of one large chunk of study time. The book is not a chore to read.

Storey's book is an excellent first book for someone who wants to write about history, although it does not get very deep into the subject. For theories of historiography you'll need to look at other books. Also, this book won't replace your grammar manual or stylebook. Think of it as your first stop.
This book could be helpful, however there are some other books that do a much better job of explaining the same material. One could try Mary Lynn Rampola's book, or the Information-Literate Historian.
Quick read. Easy to understand. A must-have for writing historical research papers.
Book is a great resource for anyone wanting to master the art of the dreaded research paper.
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I am an undergraduate history student working on my first substantial research paper, and this book is giving me clear, orgainized instruction on how to focus my research and writing. It's well written, easy to read, and very straightforward. The single best instruction on writing I have encountered in my studies.
This book is good for what most people will use it for, a class. While it is a bit simple at times if you have graduated from Middle School it is a fine guide to writing history. The book came in a timely fashion for my class and fit its description.