Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2015

160 Pages

5 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190238940

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Writing History

A Guide for Students

Fifth Edition

William Kelleher Storey

Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History: A Guide for Students, Fifth Edition, provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. Now with a lay-flat binding that further increases the book's utility, Writing History covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding and researching topics, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, Writing History serves as an ideal text for any history course that asks students to conduct research.

New to this Edition:

  • A more accessible format with lay-flat binding
  • Improved reference tools, including flowcharts, lists, exercises, and review boxes
  • Additional help with online research, including databases and other digital tools
  • Updated examples of primary and secondary sources
  • Clarification of frequently confused topics like primary sources

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