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How to Write an Essay

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History Lecture: Week 5 (23_04_14)

Essay writing for historians

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How to write an Essay:

What you need to think about before you start writing

How to structure an essay
• Basic structure
• In text citations
• Bibliography/referencing

What content to include
• What to write about
• What to research
• How to include it in written form

What is an Essay
• Essays are used to develop and expand ideas or arguments and include supporting evidence.
• Many different types of essays ((or resonses)

What makes a good History Essay
• Grappling with an issue – demonstrate thought and clarity
• Good range of sources
• Structuring your work clearly – show you have planned it out
• Element of opinion
• Sources and facts that support your writing
• Read widely

Why do essays Fail?
• Don’t spend enough time on them
• Written to late before it is due
• Copied or paraphrased from another source
• Don’t look at the topic very well
• Student hasn’t done the appropriate reading
• At least 6-8 resources but read at least 15

Common questions
• Not interested in you redishing the facts
• Primary and secondary sources (p)- main sources (speech) (s) someone wrote an article about that speech.
• When conflicting situations on events, its good, it means you have something to write about.
• This historian did this, that historian says that
• Form your opinion gathered from your readings
• Don’t rewrite history
• Just demonstrate that you know and understand that topic
• The internet is a good resource
• Quotes – only quote directly from primary sources. Quote speech, not the article.

What do we do before writing
• Understand the essay questions
• Look up unfamiliar woods
• Identify the task words that indicate what needs to be done eg discuss, explain, compare
• Finish...

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