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ERIC Number: EJ1003791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
What Makes a Good History Essay? Assessing Historical Aspects of Argumentative Writing
Monte-Sano, Chauncey
Social Education, v76 n6 p294-298 Nov-Dec 2012
Teaching students to write standard arguments in history classes is certainly worthwhile; teaching them to write historical arguments is even more so. Learning historical writing is something that a range of students can do. But what does it mean to write a good history essay and what might students' attempts to do so look like? Here, the author shares findings from this study that have helped her begin to define historical qualities of adolescents' argumentative writing and recognize the interconnectedness of writing and history. (Contains 2 tables and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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