Using quotations and historiography in academic History writing



A common issue facing students studying History in senior schools is the difficulty in incorporating historiography and quotations into their writing of essays and dissertations/projects or Extended Essays.


One way that this can be countered is via wide independent academic reading where the student familiarises themselves with the fluidity of academic prose and the structure of arguments. Many students with competing priorities do not have time to read copious academic journals in order to get in to this type of stylish 'flow', so I think that in this instance, academic writing is best modelled.


My Advanced History students are currently writing their dissertations and found the following guidance helpful:

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