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Writing History Research Papers - Chapter Summary
Writing a research paper for your history class can feel overwhelming if you don't fully understand the process. Let top instructors boost your knowledge with lessons that examine the components of a research paper and steps you can take to simplify the writing process. Lessons are accessible from your computer or mobile devices and can be reviewed as many times as needed to ensure you absorb the information in this chapter. Short quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam are available to gauge your comprehension of this subject area. After reviewing the lessons, you will have a good grasp of the following:
- How to find effective types of sources
- Ways to evaluate sources by date, credibility and relevance
- What's involved in finding and evaluating sources for research
- How to choose and refine a research topic
- What you need to do to create a main question for a research project
- What steps are involved in writing an outline for an essay or research paper
1. Finding Effective Types of Sources
In this lesson we discuss the different types of effective sources, the qualities effective sources have, and a few methods which can help you find effective sources.
2. Evaluating Sources by Relevance, Date & Credibility
Can you believe everything you hear? What about what you read online? Read this lesson to learn how to evaluate a source of information based on three criteria: relevance, date and credibility.
3. Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research
Not everything you read on the Internet is true. This video will help you navigate through different online sources and evaluate the validity of those sources to ensure that you can trust the information you use as part of your research.
4. Selecting & Refining a Research Topic
Ever struggle to choose a topic for a research project? This lesson gives a simple five-step process to not only choosing a topic but refining it to an appropriate focus.
5. How to Create a Main Question for a Research Project
When given a research assignment, you often must first create a main question that will be the central focus of your project. This video lesson will help you create that main question.
6. How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper
This lesson will cover two types of outline that you might use to help you organize your ideas and research. It will also cover what sort of ideas will go directly into the outline itself.
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Other chapters within the US History: High School course
- Settling North America (1497-1732)
- The Road to Revolution (1700-1774)
- The American Revolution (1775-1783)
- The Making of a New Nation (1776-1800)
- The Virginia Dynasty (1801-1825)
- Jacksonian Democracy (1825 -- 1850)
- Manifest Destiny (1806-1855)
- Sectional Crisis (1850-1861)
- American Civil War (1861-1865)
- Reconstruction (1865-1877)
- Westward Expansion, Industrialization & Urbanization (1870-1900)
- The Progressive Era (1900-1917)
- American Imperialism (1890-1919)
- The Roaring 20s (1920-1929)
- The Great Depression (1929-1940)
- The US in World War ll (1941-1945)
- Post-War World (1946-1959)
- The Cold War (1950-1973)
- Protests, Activism and Civil Disobedience (1954-1973)
- The 1970s (1969-1979)
- The Rise of Political Conservatism (1980-1992)
- Contemporary America (1992-2013)
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