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By Mary Lynn Rampolla

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Publish yr note: First released March 1st 1995, first edition

An crucial writing, examining, and learn device for all heritage scholars, A Pocket advisor to Writing in History deals a best-selling mixture of concise but entire recommendation in a conveyable and obtainable structure.

This quick-reference advisor presents a realistic creation to regular heritage assignments, exercise severe interpreting talents, comparing and documenting resources, writing powerful heritage papers, carrying out study, and fending off plagiarism. development on its time-tested strategy, the 7th version deals elevated, hands-on tips for writing and discovering within the electronic age, and extra assurance on operating with fundamental and secondary assets.

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Was it conservative? Liberal? Neutral? • Who read the Times, and what political, social, or economic groups did these readers represent? 2. New York Times, July 21, 1925, in Jeffrey P. Moran, The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002), 161. ind 35 Using primary sources 3c 35 Focus your analysis on the assignment. Since the assignment asks you to compare the two sources, you should consider both the similarities and the differences in the sources and how the sources relate to each other.

It is not necessary to write down everything your professor says. When taking notes, listen for the main points and note the evidence given to support those points. ) Follow the same suggestions for a discussion class; your classmates will often make important points about the material you are studying. Review your notes regularly, preferably after each class. If you review your notes while the class is fresh in your mind, it will be easier for you to notice places where the notes are unclear. Mark these places, and clarify confusing points as soon as possible, either by researching the issue yourself or by asking your professor.

Rather, you should synthesize your material and construct an argument in support of a thesis. The following thesis is from a student’s essay on historians’ interpretations of the colonial period of African history. Historians have held dramatically different views about the importance of European colonial rule in Africa: Marxist historians, along with others who focus on economic issues, have tended to see the colonial period as an important turning point, while cultural historians have maintained that the impact of the West on the ancient cultural traditions of Africa was superficial.

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