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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This book can help guide a researcher through all history projects. Rampolla’s book is a great introduction book that is guie a simple layout, and smaller to help readers follow and understand the topic better.

It explains all of the arguments of a paper in rampollla sentence. A colleague included it on her syllabus for a research topics class so I read through it today. A pocket Guide to Writing History is a simple to understand theory book, but can be seen as overly simplified. Tim Clevenger marked it as to-read Jan 21, I found this book rather handy in writing my paged paper. Books by Mary Lynn Rampolla.

Even though it covers most topics, there are a few rampolla it completely ignores, such as annotated bibliographies.

Books by Mary Lynn Rampolla. This book had great tips on research guide lines, but it could add more information on the organization of a paper. This book is more for those people who write research papers for a living. Overall Rampolla creates an extremely helpful guide to those in the beginning of their undergraduate degrees. There are a plenty of strengths about this book including the extensive coverage in research tips.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Easiest version of a style guide I’ve ever read. Operas added it Oct 24, Claudia marked it as to-read Feb 03, The book also did not include inductive and deductive reasoning. Return to Book Page. Rampolla specializes in medieval studies, and is not only published but presents fre The book A Pocket 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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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, Eighth Edition

Mary Zell added it Aug 17, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rampolla breaks the book down into sections with key themes such as units on plagiarism, working with sources, and then a section dedicated specifically to history.

A short and straightforward book about writing in History courses. Naturally, it is important to know more about our past in order to explore and examine our present and future, both sociologically, politically and historically. This book is an excellent resource that should be introduced to many writers and researchers of history.

The book is roughly pages, and analyzes the key factors in writing a research paper in Chicago style. Each chapter in Writing in History is about one aspect of good writing.

Selected pages Title Page. Refresh and try again. It tp multiple tips and tricks for learning Chicago. I would give this book four out of five stars, because it is well put together and extraordinarily useful.

Want to Read saving…. Vasha rated it it was ok Feb 12, Yekaalo Andemeskel marked it as to-read Jan 16, The book goes into great detail for finding, evaluating, and using sources. MacmillanJan 20, – Education – pages. Rampolla’s use of modern connections such as her reference to Harry Potter in the very beginning can intrigue some readers while turning off others looking for more in depth information. Contents Why Study History?


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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Trivia About A Pocket Guide to However, it gives very little tips and guidelines to writing a good outline, something that is important to organizing thoughts and research throughout the research project or paper.

About Mary Lynn Rampolla. M rated it really liked it Jan 06, The weakness of this book includes a weak cover of a great outline for a paper.

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This causes the book to fall short of explaining everything that students might need to know, and thus fail to be a comprehensive guide. This book was very enjoyable and I plan on taking many notes from it to help with my future research.

Inductive reasoning is making broad generalizations about specifics and deductive reasoning starts broad and then goes specific. This book includes a lot of samples as well for further information and process.