This is a practical guide for students planning to study history in higher education. It offers an overview of the diferent course options available, and a guide to what a history degree actually involves. Separate chapters focus on the key skills required of history students: working with sources, note-taking, classroom work, essay writing, examination technique, working with statistics, and research methods. The text also discusses the criteria applied by history tutors in assessing the achievements of their students, and the possible career options for history students. There are also suggestions for further reading and a guide to other sources of information.
Table of Contents
1. The historian's territory Mary Abbott 2. Choosing a course Mary Abbott 3. Sources and resources Mary Abbott 4. Note making Mary Abbott 5. Essay writing Mary Abbott 6. Examinations Adrian Gregory 7. Classes: preparation and participation Susan O'Brien 8. Research methods Kim Reynolds 9. Quantification Tony Kirby 10. Historical Terms David Weigall