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US HISTORY I

 

PAPER WRITING INFORMATION AND GUIDES

Hello again students. Welcome to my paper writing page. This page is here to give you some basic guidance in writing essays and papers. Whether you need help on short essays, serious research papers, my novel analysis, my oral history project, or any other type of writing (particularly in the humanities fields like history, sociology, literature, etc.), this page should be helpful.

The first links here are for general paper writing advice and guidance. Neither is the final word, but they offer some helpful suggestions.

The links below give the details on how to cite sources, no matter what the format or location of the source.

 

Paper Writing Guides

Ten Essay Writing Tips for History Classes (excellent for most high school needs)

College/University Level Essay Writing Tips
(good for longer, college quality essays and papers)

 

Guidelines for Source Citation and When Sources Must Be Cited
Anyone interested in writing serious, university level research papers in history should consider purchasing a tiny book called A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (4th Edition) , by Mary Ann Rampolla. It is all you will need.


Guide to Citing Sources
Basic guide for how to cite sources in formal papers.

Detailed Guide to Citing Sources

(excellent site from Duke University Library for descriptions of plagiarism, and also how and when to cite sources, MLA formatting, etc. )