Writing Helps

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Martin Luther King statue at the west entrance of Westminster Abbey in London, England

5 Steps to Writing an Historical Essay (written by Liz Cooksey)

Reading, Writing, and Researching for History: A Guide for College Students Bowdoin College

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

Purdue Online Writing Lab

MLA Formatting & Style Guide from Purdue Writing Lab

The History Guide

Writing on History from Queens College, NY

Writing Resources for History from UMass Amherst

What is Plagiarism? From Georgetown University

American orator, editor, author, abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895) edits a journal at his desk, late 1870s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American orator, editor, author, abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) edits a journal at his desk, late 1870s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Writing Historical Essays: A Guide for Undergraduates from Rutgers University, Department of History

History Writing Tutor-Rutgers University (Bottom of the page there are links to a number of very helpful documents)

Learning Guides– University of Adelaide in Australia; University of Adelaide has a number of online guides to help students in studying, writing and general academic preparation. Good practical help.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly from Study.com

Writer’s Workshop– Center for Writing Studies: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Writing a Film Analysis– University of West Georgia

The following video will give some good practical advice in writing an essay. The sound quality is not great but he provides good advice.

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