We naturally choose to write about subjects that interest us. Historians should not however, let their own concerns and biases direct the wa; they interpret the. Find out more about A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, Eighth Edition by Mary Lynn Rampolla (, ) at Macmillan Learning. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History has ratings and 22 reviews. Savannah said: Mary Lynn Rampolla, an associate professor of history at Trinity Wash.

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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Alex Simons rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Contents Why Study History? However, there is little information and no example for a basic rampollw research paper. Within each main theme Rampolla then breaks it down into key ideas in which she elaborates further.

A colleague included it on her syllabus for a research topics class so I read through it today. In an overall rating, I would recommend this book to anyone who plans on writing about history or studying it. What information that can be given is one pages M rated it really liked it Jan 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Trivia About A Pocket Guide to This book was published by Trinity Washington University in Kelly rated it it was ok Jan 01, The book covers a range of topics that would help students such as how to prevent plagiarism, and proper note taking skills. The book provides a basic understanding for students just entering into college, but for a student who is versed guidd writing it pockeh seem basic, and not very informative.

The book accomplishes this by providing easy to follow and sufficient advice on historical writing, but it lacks adequate examples and is missing some key content. For the fifth edition, Mary Lynn Rampolla — who is active in the fields of both history and composition — provides more practical help with basic skills and new coverage of more sophisticated critical-thinking guidf such as analyzing an assignment, reading critically, and constructing a strong argument.


The most important part of a paper is an outline; this can make or break a paper. After the seventh edition was created, it was reviewed by other professionals, helping solidify the eighth edition. Organizational changes over several chapters make it even easier for students at all levels to find the information they need to succeed in their course, saving instructors valuable class time. Read for my Research Methods class. Overall, Writing in History is an incredible resource for any history student, because it provides clear, extensive, and well organized advice, even though it can sometimes neglect topics and examples.

This book was very enjoyable and I plan on taking many notes from it to help with my future research. Furthermore, we had many discussions on why we read and how we read it. Its concise yet comprehensive coverage of every step of the research and writing process—including detailed advice on documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism—have made A Pocket Guide to Writing in History the t A Pocket Guide to Writing in History is a brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-use guide to the writing and research skills needed for undergraduate history courses.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us historu the problem. Mary Zell added it Aug 17, Although Rampolla sets up the book in an easy to read and follow fashion the use of simple grammar and modern connections can be seen as irritating for upper level students.


Jan 11, Amanda rated it really liked it.

In my yistory this book is a great guide to doing research, projects, notes, and writing the outcomes. The strengths of this book includes the hundreds of tips for research.

The weaknesses are the lack of information on an outline as well as the lack of inclusion on inductive and deductive reasoning. Sarah West rated it it was amazing Jun 22, It covers what a thesis is, historj to go from a paper ‘topic’ to an argument, the use and incorporation of primary and secondary sources, and has a good guide to writing papers. Liz rated it it was ok Dec 26, I found this book rather handy in writing my paged paper.

A short and straightforward book about guidf in History courses. The section entitled Writing a Research Paper is especially useful for those in the historical field by helping you go through each step to the process and explaining in depth each portion to writing a paper properly. Oct 05, Taryn rated it really liked it. Rampolla specializes in medieval studies, and is not only published but presents fre The book A Writimg Guide to Writing in History, was a quick and easy to understand book that helped the reader to go step by step through the writing process.

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In the next chapter, Chapter 3, it talks about how to use these sources effectively. Shaneka Colpetro rated it it was amazing Nov 24,