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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Giide West rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Amy marked it as to-read Sep 17, The book A Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla provides readers with a basic understanding of the methods that should be used when writing historical documents.

This book covers a broad span of the process of writing for history.

Furthermore, we had many discussions x why we read and how we read it. The book accomplishes this by providing easy to follow and sufficient advice on historical writing, but it lacks adequate ex Mary Lynn Rampolla, rxmpolla associate professor of history at Trinity Washington University, wrote A Pocket Guide to Writing in History in 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.

Leonora rated it really liked it Feb 20, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History: Vasha rated it it was ok Feb 12, She is active in the fields of history and composition. Return to Book Page.


Absolute ramolla version to use when writing in CMS. It covers what a thesis is, how 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. For the fifth edition, Mary Lynn Rampolla — who is active writingg the fields of both history and composition — provides more practical Its concise yet comprehensive coverage of every step of the research and writing process–with detailed advice on documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism — have made “A Pocket Guide to Writing in History” a best-seller over four editions.

Yekaalo Andemeskel marked it as to-read Jan 16, Arianna rated it it was amazing May 06, She also discusses the demographics of a research paper, from start to finish. The book also did not include inductive and deductive reasoning. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla

Doesn’t fit in pocket unless you’re like really obese and wear giant pants, wear cargo pants from the 90s, or you’re an NBA player who is 7 feet tall. 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Rampolla lays out everything you need to know in a logical manner, and makes the style known clearly. A short and straightforward book about writing in History courses.


Want to Read saving…. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ratings and No Reviews. Oct 16, Margot Note added it. The book goes into great detail for finding, evaluating, and using sources. Building on its time-tested approach, the seventh edition offers expanded, hands-on guidance for writing and researching in the digital age, and additional coverage on working with primary and secondary sources.

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, Eighth Edition

In addition, it sometimes lacks useful, relevant, examples. Want to Read saving….

Account Options Sign in. It then moves on to the writing process, explaining the ins and outs of creating a research paper, as well as the essential foundations of effective writing. The weaknesses are the lack of information on an outline as well as the lack of inclusion on inductive and deductive reasoning. Apr 03, Jaime Rispoli-Roberts rated it it was amazing.

I very well may end up using it in my classes.