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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays

The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays

Author: Katherine Pickering Antonova

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190271152

Category: Education

Page: 337

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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is a step-by-step guide to the typical assignments of any undergraduate or master's-level history program in North America. Effective writing is a process of discovery, achieved through the continual act of making choices--what to include or exclude, how to order elements, and which style to choose--each according to the author's goals and the intended audience. The book integrates reading and specialized vocabulary with writing and revision and addresses the evolving nature of digital media while teaching the terms and logic of traditional sources and the reasons for citation as well as the styles. This approach to writing not only helps students produce an effective final product and build from writing simple, short essays to completing a full research thesis, it also teaches students why and how an essay is effective, empowering them to approach new writing challenges with the freedom to find their own voice.

The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing

The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing

Author: Thomas S. Kane

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: UCSC:32106015983866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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A Concise Course in the Art of Writing Whether you’re composing a letter, writing a school thesis, or starting a novel, this resource offers expert advice on how to think more creatively, how to conjure up ideas from scratch, and how to express those ideas clearly and elegantly. No matter where you find yourself in the writing process—from the daunting look of a blank page, to the rough draft that needs shaping, to the small but important questions of punctuation—you’ll find what you need in this one handy, all-inclusive volume. Some features include: • How to use journals to store ideas and explore potential topics • Examples of style and technique from such masters of form as Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, E.B. White, and Annie Dillard • Advice on using outlines to shape your material—and drafts and revisions to refine them • Selecting the proper words to convey both information and point of view • A useful appendix on punctuation, ranging from commas to underlining and capitalization

The Essential Guide

The Essential Guide

Author: James D. Lester

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UVA:X006177257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Low cost, small trim size, and concise coverage make this research guide a valuable but non-intrusive supplement to a core text or anthology in any college course that requires a research paper. Coverage of Internet sources includes attention to critical evaluation of these sources and tips for using discipline-specialized search engines. Chapter on preparing electronic projects explains methods for incorporating slide presentations, web sites, web pages, and digital graphics into the research paper. Increased coverage of the library's electronic resources, including academic databases. A new chapter 5 focuses on avoiding plagiarism and practicing academic integrity. New chapters 6 and 7 help students identify the best sources, evaluate them for relevancy, authority, and accuracy and to create notes that paraphrase, quote, and summarize effectively. Complete and up-to-date coverage of four documentation systems -- MLA, APA, CBE, and Chicago style -- also includes coverage of electronic sources according to the latest editions of these respective style manuals.

Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009

Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 1414419120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1296

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Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

Slovenia - Culture Smart!

Slovenia - Culture Smart!

Author: Jason Blake

Publisher: Kuperard Pub

ISBN: 1857336003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Slovenia seems closer to Austria or Italy than to its Balkan neighbors. The richest of the Slavic nation-states, it has an entirely Western tradition, having belonged in the past to the Roman Empire, the Frankish kingdom, the Holy Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Habsburg monarchy, and the First French Empire. After the Second World War it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia, before declaring independence in 1991. This extraordinary cultural legacy is what sets Slovenia apart, matched by an amazingly varied topography packed into a small area. Traveling toward the coast, you see changes in the landscape and in the architecture. This reflects both the natural and the historical variety: the Venetians built their buildings one way, the Austrians another. Slovenia’s natural beauty is astonishing. Legend relates that when God was allotting nature’s bounty, he forgot Slovenia. His last-minute solution was to take bits of the best from other places: gorgeous Alpine ranges, the less craggy Pohorje mountains, the Pannonian plain stretching toward Hungary, hill after hill rolling southward into the horizon, the unique karst landscape, rivers aplenty, and a few miles of Adriatic coastline. Never having had a glorious unified kingdom in the past, Slovenians identify themselves not by blood or history but by their language, which differs from the other languages of the ex-Yugoslavia. The older generation is fluent in Serbo-Croatian, which helps for politics and trade, but has little of its historical baggage, and the country has geo-political importance as a politically stable stepping stone to the Balkans. As far as nationhood goes, Slovenia’s golden age is now. There is a sense of change in the country—mostly for the better, and not the dull stampede toward materialism that one sees in some other former Eastern bloc countries. As a tourist destination Slovenia has it all, from medieval ruined monasteries to whitewater rafting. The people of this lovely land are genuinely glad that others are “discovering” their country. There are no real language problems; the younger people all speak English. Moreover, membership of the EU means that this is a country in transition. Culture Smart! Slovenia will introduce you to the inner world of this moderate, orderly, and conservative people who have emerged into the post-Communist world hungry for change.