Jim Cullen. · Rating details · 62 ratings · 3 reviews. Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past. “Essaying the Past is a complete resource for high school, college, and graduate- level students. Cullen guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of. The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of.

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Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History – Jim Cullen – Google Books

Mike Gibson rated it liked it Jul thd, Crystallizing Your Argument Joshua rated it really liked it Nov 22, Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition The sheer psst of history means that different schools and universities may cover entirely different topics, and to give a particularly historical example in a relatively difficult chapter would potentially alienate students who did not understand the content. No trivia or quizzes yet.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Using an informal style is beneficial, particularly for younger or more nervous students, as it creates a form of collective identity whilst also being strangely personal: The Work of Topic.

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Also useful is the way in which Cullen gets his point across. Essaying the Past is a useful, relatively clear guide on how to write and frame a history essay or research paper, with a structure which easily allows the reader to dip in and out of the book.

Joseph David Seal rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Though the rest of the chapter was interesting, the lengthy example served only to slow down the pace of the book. Sie sind bereits eingeloggt. Wadsworth, Stonehill College “A clear, concise and engaging guide to the practice of history.


Tyler Stanley rated it really liked it Jan 03, Margot Note rated it it was yb Aug 13, Many of the points discussed in the essayingg — from historiography, to the Annales School, to questions of historicism — are relevant only in the study of history at university level. Trivia About Essaying the Past Overall, I can see how it would be effective for a undergraduate History survey course, but if you’re a Master’s student, you should already know how to write an essay.

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