Website Wednesdays: Boston College’s Tips for Writing History Papers

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Boston College’s Tips for Writing History Papers

Writing a history paper involves many factors, from the basics of structure, grammar, and spelling, to developing a thesis and evaluating primary source evidence.  The History Department at Boston College has a series of important Tips for Writing History Paper.  Their webpage includes great information about some of the major areas you should consider as your work on a history essay.  For example, they cover

  • What an Academic Essay Needs to Do
  • Basic Structure
  • Formal Written English
  • Verbs
  • Nouns and Adjectives
  • Quotations
  • Punctuation and Capitalization
  • Footnotes and Bibliographies
  • Finishing Touches
  • Academic Integrity
  • A Final Word

If you keep their tips in mind as you write your history essay, you will produce better work.

Best, Dr. Ferdinando

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