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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (7th Edition) by Mary Lynn Rampolla

By Mary Lynn Rampolla

Pages note: PDF has 173 pages, identify has a hundred and sixty pages
Publish yr note: First released March 1st 1995, first edition

An crucial writing, analyzing, and examine instrument for all heritage scholars, A Pocket advisor to Writing in History bargains a best-selling mixture of concise but complete suggestion in a transportable and obtainable layout.

This quick-reference consultant presents a realistic creation to regular heritage assignments, exercise serious studying talents, comparing and documenting resources, writing powerful heritage papers, carrying out learn, and keeping off plagiarism. construction on its time-tested process, the 7th variation bargains elevated, hands-on information for writing and getting to know within the electronic age, and extra insurance on operating with basic and secondary assets.

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Since the argument of a book or an article is designed to demonstrate the thesis, understanding a source’s main idea enables readers to absorb the text more effectively. ) The quickest way to identify an author’s thesis is to read the preface, introduction, and conclusion of a book, or the first few paragraphs of an article. It is usually in these sections that an author states his or her main points. ) Read with the author’s thesis in mind. If you are reading a book or an article about a subject that is new to you, it is tempting to get caught up in the details and try to remember all of the facts.

The suggestions for active reading described on the next page not only will allow you to get the most out of your reading but also will help you become an effective participant in class. Here are some specific suggestions for preparing for class discussions based on reading assignments. • If your professor provides discussion questions, read through them first in order to get some idea of how to direct your reading. • If possible, read the assigned text twice — once to get a general idea of the content and again to look 12/20/11 1:16 PM 26 3a Approaching Typical Assignments in History Tips for Writers Writing as You Read • Underline or highlight important points, including the thesis and topic sentences.

Darrow: Doesn’t it say so? Bryan: No, sir. Prosecuting attorney A. Thomas Stewart: I want to interpose another objection. What is the purpose of this examination? Bryan: The purpose is to cast ridicule on everybody who believes in the Bible, and I am perfectly willing that the world shall know that these gentlemen have no other purpose than ridiculing every Christian who believes in the Bible. Darrow: We have the purpose of preventing bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States and you know it, and that is all.

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