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A Short Handbook for writing essays in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Salvatore Allosso

Dan Allosso

Copyright Year: 2019

ISBN 13: 9781466229105

Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

Language: English

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Reviewed by Deirdre Sullivan, Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Berkshire Community College on 6/27/20

A Short Handbook for Writing Essays in the Humanities and Social Sciences by Salvatore Allosso and Dan Allosso is a comprehensive and concise work on how to write good essays on the humanities and the social sciences by clearly defining the... read more

Reviewed by Dayle Turner, Professor, Leeward Community College on 6/27/20

The text covers fairly well the important considerations of writing essays for humanities and social sciences courses. The authors assert their intention of taking students “step-by-step through the process of writing essays for an upper-level... read more

Reviewed by Matilda (Tillie) Yoder, Librarian, Goshen College on 7/10/19

The scope of this text is very clearly outlined in its title - it aims to guide students through the process of writing essays for humanities and social sciences courses. The Allossos succeed in creating a work that does just that, discussing... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Analyzing Texts, Taking Notes
  • 2. Discovering a Topic, Preparing for Discussion
  • 3. Creating a Thesis
  • 4. Ordering Evidence, Building an Argument
  • 5. Coherent Paragraphs
  • 6. Effective Sentences
  • 7. Appropriate Words
  • 8. Revising
  • 9. Revision Checklist

About the Book

A retired master teacher of English and Comparative Literature teams up with his son, a History professor, on a new version of the writing manual he wrote and used for decades at the University of California, Davis.

About the Contributors

Authors

Salvatore Allosso

Dan Allosso