Writing does more than express thoughts; it creates them. In order to become an effective thinker, you need to master the tools of effective writing. The History Department has assembled this guide to help you write high-quality history papers and to assist you with your writing in general.
- Critical Reading: The First Step To Good Writing
- Writing Tips and Possible Pitfalls
- Guide to Effective Revision
- Department Grading Standards
In addition to this guide, you should keep handy one or more of the following:
The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers. 16th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Dodds, Jack. The Ready Reference Handbook: Writing, Revising, Editing. 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
Trimmer, Joseph F. The Essentials of MLA Style: a Guide to Documentation for Writersof Research Papers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed. Revised by John Grossman and Alice Bennett. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.