Essay Writing Tips for World History Students


WHAT ARE THE PROPER STEPS OF WRITING A HISTORICAL ESSAY?
The following link I take no credit for its brilliance . The Historia Handbook was developed by the History Department at Horace Greeley High School. Here are all the steps that one should take for writing a historical essay. On this coming up essay we want you to focus on your thesis and historical content. Follow the link if you want to learn more.

Zambernardi, Robert. "The Historia Handbook." The Historia Project. Jan. 2003. Horace Greeley High School. 31 Oct. 2007;
http://www2.chappaqua.k12.ny.us/hgfaculty/majagels/Historia/han_home.ht

WRITING TIPS FROM AN EXCELLENT ESSAY WRITING STUDENTS:

Emily K. (10th) took her time and created a masterpiece explaining how to write a FANTASTIC history paper! She did this on her own time during the summer and throughout the school year. Listen to her thought process as this is how we want you to think when writing a paper. If you see her in the halls give her praise this awesome example of work.




STAGES OF WRITING A GOOD ESSAY


Student example papers--
1. Thesis will be placed last sentence of introduction paragraph.

2. Body will be organized into paragraphs using topic sentences that prove your thesis.

A. Topic sentences address the main points of your essay. For example if the essay is about if cheese is the best food in the world your topic sentence would look like:
i) Cheese has a distinct smell and taste that makes the mouth water.
ii) Cheese has the ability to blend in with other foods to compliment any taste.
iii) Cheese is not only delicious but also is filled with nutrients that the body needs.

B. After topic sentence has been presented, the writer will provide evidence.

C. Last but not least within each paragraph, analysis of ideas are required. What is meant by analyze, you will make connects to ideas that are not apparently obvious. In other words make the unobvious obvious.

6. Your conclusion should (a) reemphasize your thesis. Do not simply restate thesis in the same way. (b) It should also introduce a deeper meaning giving the reader a reason for caring. Examples could be personal, show human commonalities, or connecting the past to the present.

Example Student Essay

CITING SOURCES


WHAT IS PLAGIARISM AND WHY SHOULD I NOT DO IT?


By Mary Alice Osborne

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