By Mary Lynn Rampolla
A Pocket consultant to Writing in History is a quick, low-cost, and easy-to-use advisor to the writing and study abilities wanted for undergraduate historical past classes. Its concise but complete assurance of each step of the learn and writing process—including distinct recommendation on documenting resources and warding off plagiarism—have made A Pocket advisor to Writing in History the depended on selection in background.
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The following general advice, which includes strategies for answering identification questions and composing short essays, can help you prepare for any history exam. 3f-1 Preparing for an exam The best preparation for an exam does not begin the day, or even the week, before the exam but takes place throughout the semester. Careful reading of the texts and periodic review of your notes will ensure that you have a firm grasp of the material come exam time. Throughout the semester, you should practice the following strategies.
Talk back to the text by writing notations in the margins or in a separate document. Include questions you want to answer, disagreements you have with the author’s argument, and cross-references to other materials you have read on the subject. • Write summaries of your reading to ensure that you have understood the material. ) • Copy out, in quotation marks, any particularly striking phrases or statements that you might want to quote directly in your work, and note complete bibliographic information.
Copy out, in quotation marks, any particularly striking phrases or statements that you might want to quote directly in your work, and note complete bibliographic information. ) If you are “cutting and pasting” quotations from online sources, make sure you put quotation marks around any text you have copied and note the URL; that way, you will be able to distinguish your own notes from the text you are reading and avoid unintentional plagiarism. • Always keep a record of the complete bibliographical information for any source you consult.